Last updated: August 01. 2014 3:35PM - 2112 Views

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A Virginia man was seriously injured in a bicycle accident Friday afternoon near 5622 State Route 42, Mount Gilead in Congress Township.

Witnesses at the scene report that a single bicyclist went over the bridge just southwest of Township Road 110 and County Road 93 landing in the grassy area next to the Kokosing tributary. The victim was conscious but could not recall how the accident occurred. He relayed to witnesses that he was a professional bicyclist training for Bike Across America. His support team was driving behind him and found the man over the embankment. He was transported via Med Flight to a Columbus Hospital.

Emergency crews from Morrow County EMS, Mount Gilead Fire Department, Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Med Flight responded to the scene.

No other information is available at this time.

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