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Niles bicyclist hurt after crash involving Jeep, police say

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First responders treated the bicyclist at the scene until an ambulance took him to the hospital

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NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – A Niles man ended up in the hospital after police say he ran his bike into a Jeep.

It happened at the intersection of Belmont and Robbins avenues just before 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say 43-year-old William Gress lost control of his bicycle and blew through the Belmont stop sign. They added that he was trying to turn left onto Robbins and hit the back end of the Jeep.

Police say bicyclists need to remember to follow the rules of the road.

“A lot of times people tend to forget or they assume that vehicles have to give them right of way. The reality is that you’re a vehicle also when you’re on the road on a bicycle and you need to do whatever would be appropriate as if you were driving a car,” said Niles Police Capt. John Marshall.

Gress’ bike overturned and he landed on the road. He was treated at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

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