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Woman Hospitalized After Van And Bicycle Collide (Updated)

The woman was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center

A woman needed to be flown to the hospital after a van and bicycle collided at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday on the 7800 block of Munson Road, according to the Mentor Police Facebook page.

The woman on the bicycle -- Barbara Stevenson, 55, of Mentor -- was driven to Lake West Medical Center and then flown by medical helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center.

She suffered serious injuries during the collision. However, she was conscious when paramedics transported her, authorities said.

Stevenson was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Nobody in the van was injured.

The Mentor Police Department is investigating the crash.

Stevenson is listed in fair condition.

Patty September 13, 2012 at 02:09 AM
So,why was there so many different police departments there? Confused!
Maer September 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Accident waiting to happen. Have called police many times as impatient drivers drive on the bike path because someone is turning in front of them. Hope she's ok
Terry Cardisco September 13, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and her family. We live on Parkwood Rd (accident was at the end of our street), it is a very busy street. We've been there over 18 years now and it gets busier and busier. We also have called police many times to complain -- everyone is in such a big hurry to get somewhere.
Maria Ratino September 13, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Good thoughts to the family and biker. Slow down, put the cell phone down and pay attention. Mentor is supposed to be bike friendly? I wouldn't dare take my children on some of those bike paths especially on Lakeshore. Some people don't care or are just so thoughtless to consider the safety of another human being. It doesn't matter who's at fault... biker, pedestrian, child, parent. A car will always break a human.
Dawn Albrecht September 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I work with Barb and let me tell you she is such an amazing woman! She can brighten up anyones day. Shes so outgoing and a very funny person. Comes from such a nice family. I hope she makes a great recovery and hope many people keep her in their thoughts and prayers.

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