City of Rapid City releases statement regarding pedestrian bike path accident
RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Monday morning, a Rapid City Parks and Recreation employee was involved in a vehicle-pedestrian accident on the City’s bike path.
While conducting park maintenance in a City pickup truck, the driver hit an individual who was lying in the bike bath in the tunnel area beneath the Fifth Street bridge. The employee immediately called 911 for assistance.
During the investigation, first responders noted that the prone individual was wearing dark clothes while laying across the bike bath under the bridge. First responders also noted the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the individual who was transported to Monument Health for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver was checked for signs of drugs or alcohol and showed no signs of impairment.
City officials are continuing to investigate the matter with the Rapid City Police Department. The City offers its collective sympathies for the individual at this time.