Bicyclist in hospital, identified

April 25, 2013


AMBER TWP. — Timothy Allen Olmstead of Scottville was reported hospitalized at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington today after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Wednesday night. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Olmstead, 46, was riding his bicycle west on U.S. 10-31 when he was struck by a car driven by Nicholas David Wroble, 25, of Ludington approximately 11:49 p.m.

Cole said the police report stated that Olmstead’s bicycle was not equipped with lights and there were no street lights in the area of the crash, about 1,000 feet east of the Stiles Road intersection. Sheriff’s Sgt. Oscar Davila told MCP on the scene that Olmstead was riding on the curb and swerved into the roadway.

He was transported to the hospital by Life EMS ambulance. Cole said alcohol use by Olmstead was involved in the accident.

In addition to MCSD and Life, Michigan State Police and Scottville Fire Department also responded to the scene.