April 21, 2021
By News Director Jared Atha
After a police investigation, it was determined that a man’s claim of being hit by a car while riding his bicycle may have been untrue.
According to an accident report from the Weatherford Police Department, the incident occurred on the afternoon of April 5 when, according to the juvenile female driver of a 2011 Hyundai, while clearing the intersection of Saber Lane and Terrace Drive, the driver noticed a man, later identified as being a Lawrence Sittingbear, on a bicycle in the driver’s side mirror. The report stated that the juvenile began to steer slightly to her right and stopped to avoid the bicycle from hitting her. She would tell police that after coming to a stop, the man on the bicycle struck her back drivers side door.
However Sittingbear’s story was much different.
According to Sittingbear, he would tell police that after being sure it was his turn to clear the intersection, he was struck by the cars front bumper on the driver’s side.
According to the police report, Sittingbear was never actually hit because after an investigation it was determined that he attempted to stop the car with his hands and right leg before rolling onto the hood and striking the front windshield.
After the incident it was reported that the juvenile contacted police and stayed on scene, however Sittingbear left the scene before police arrived, and would walk to the hospital for treatment.