Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after collision with truck in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police say a cyclist was struck by a truck on Thursday morning on Erich Road.

Authorities say officers were called to the 00-hundred block of Erich Road near Midlothian Turnpike around 10 a.m. for the report of a collision between a truck and a bicyclist.

A female bicyclist was traveling in the road when a truck entered the roadway and struck her, according to police.

She was transported to a local hospital with injuries that are considered life threatening.


Richmond Police told 8News that the driver of the truck, 57-year-old Franklin R. Rutherford of the 900 block of Rutherford Road in Richmond, has been charged with reckless driving.

8News reporter Jonathan Costen will have a full report on 8News at 5. 

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