Pullman Man in Critical Condition after Bicycle Accident
PULLMAN, WA —
Dean Dayal Singh was headed east down Center Street Sunday morning around 9:45 am.
But as the 60-year old came down the hill his brakes didn't work at the intersection of Center and Grand Avenue.
"Crossed Grand Avenue there was a truck traveling north on Grand that had to slam it's breaks on we're not sure if that truck had contact with the bicycle or not, “said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.
Singh crashed into the curb in front of Pullman fire station.
Police said he wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered a head injury.
He was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
The city of Pullman does recognize that the intersection of grand and center has its problems but the solution is still two years away.
"We meet all the criteria to install a signal there we are working on design now and because it's a state highway we are working with the DOT to get the necessary approvals,” said Deputy Public Works Director Clayton Forsmann.
Design, approvals and finding a budget are estimated to take two years.
"As far as intersections in Pullman it is the only intersection we are currently looking at putting a traffic signal at so it is the highest priority in that regard," said Forsmann.
As for Sunday’s investigation, the Pullman Police are still looking for a witness to provide more information for this case.
"There was a tan Silverado that was seen right by that location when it occurred so we are looking for the driver of that vehicle," said Jenkins.
If you have any information about the possible driver contact Pullman Police.
As of Monday at 5pm Singh remains in critical condition in Spokane.