Update: WMU Campus Police said that the bicyclist is at fault and only sustained minor injuries from the accident.
Deputy Chief Blaine Kalafut said the bicyclist likely ran the stop sign as the driver was turning into the Oaklands. The bicyclist then ran into the car and fell from his bicycle.
A non-student Kalamazoo resident was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on campus today. Witnesses said he looked to be in fair condition following the accident.
Alexis Graham, a freshman at WMU witnessed the accident.
“I was coming out of the Bernhard Center when I heard what sounded like a gunshot, then metal clashing on metal,” said Graham.
Graham said she saw a guy on the ground with his bike next to him.
“A woman and a couple of girls got out of the car and ran over to see if he was okay. Then a campus patrol officer ran over with a towel,” she said.
Graham said the bicyclist appeared to have a cut on the back of his head and the campus patrol officer applied the towel to the wound.
“The police got here first, and then the ambulance got here about fifteen minutes later,” she said.
The Western Herald is awaiting a response from Campus Police later today.