Vehicle strikes bicyclist in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded at about 6 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Rueck Road at North Briegel Street in Columbia after a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle.

The injured bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County for treatment of injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Responding agencies included Columbia police, fire department and EMS.

Police said a moped-style bicycle with an after-market engine attached that was driven by Gerald Kiefer, 54, of Columbia, was traveling south on Briegel Street at the intersection when witnesses said he looked right toward Main Street but failed to look left. This resulted in the bicycle colliding with a 2009 Honda SUV driven by James Lawlor, 90, of Columbia, which was traveling west on Rueck Road toward Main Street.

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