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September 11, 2012
DALLAS -- A Dallas man was seriously injured after colliding with a car while riding a three-wheel bike on Thursday, Dallas Police said.
The accident happened at 4:47 p.m. in the 100 block of East Ellendale Avenue, near the intersection with South Main Street, said Dallas Lt. Justin Stevenson.
Glen Graham, 88, was pedaling west on an adult tricycle in a bike lane, hand signaled a left turn about 200 yards from the intersection and attempted to cross four lanes of traffic into a plaza on the south side of Ellendale Avenue.
Stevenson said Graham pulled in front of one driver who narrowly missed him, then collided with a westbound vehicle driven by a 17-year-old female driver.
"His front tire area looks like it hit the front quarter panel of her car," Stevenson said. "He then went up on the windshield of the car."
Dallas Fire Department transported Graham to Salem Hospital. He was then taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland and was listed in serious condition as of press time.
Stevenson no citations were given in the accident. He also said it appeared that Graham was not wearing a helmet.