Bicyclist escapes serious injury

Despite flying off her bike and hitting a vehicle windshield, a bicyclist who crashed into a car late Friday night did not suffer very serious injuries, said Capt. Jeff Waite of the Marietta Police Department.

Kendra Kwasniewski, a 19-year-old Marietta College student, was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital after the accident. However, the hospital had no record of admitting her, said a hospital spokeswoman, meaning she was likely only treated in the emergency room.

“I think she was a little stoved up,” said Waite.

Kwasniewski was cited for failure to obey a pedestrian control signal after she tried to cross Fourth Street around 9 p.m. Friday night despite not having the right of way.

Kwasniewski rode her bike straight into the left side of a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by James Brogan, 48, of 207 Virginia St.

Brogan said he was heading east on Greene Street and had been stopped for a red light. When it changed to green, he said, he went through the intersection and the bicyclist collided with his vehicle shortly after that.

Kwasniewski had been traveling southbound, crossing Greene at Fourth Street when she hit the left side of Brogan’s vehicle, flying off her bike and hitting the windshield, said Waite.

Brogan’s vehicle sustained damage to the left side and a smashed windshield, said Waite. The bike sustained damage to the front and is possibly totaled, he said.