Lewiston man injured in bike vs vehicle accident


A Lewiston man is in the ICU for injuries sustained in a bike vs. vehicle collision. It happened around 11:30 Thursday morning at 5th and Main Streets.

The major collision investigation team was called out and traffic was diverted around the scene for around two hours after Bradlee Miller collided with a Chevy pickup.

Lewiston police say Miller was riding a BMX bike down the 5th Street hill when he swerved around cars stopped at the light and struck the pickup.

Police say Miller's bike didn't have brakes.

The pickup's driver, Zachary Harris of Clarkston, was travelling eastbound on Main Street and had a green light.

Lewiston Police Sergeant Rick Fuentes says Harris was cooperative with the investigation. "He's still on scene and he's working with officers to sort out the investigation to see from his version of everything that had taken place."

Witnesses say the crowd was calm and stayed back until police arrived. Beau Tanner heard the crash from his upstairs office in Towne Square.

Even as a former volunteer firefighter and Iraq veteran, he says the scene was tough to see.

"It was just a loud thud like a cannon going off in the background. I'm former military so I knew something happened so I immediately ran down here and there's a gentleman laying on his side."

Miller was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, then taken to Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane for unknown injuries.

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