Broken Arrow Police: 74-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed In Collision With Pickup

Wednesday, September 18th 2019, 11:17 am
By: News On 6


The Broken Arrow Police are investigating a fatal crash in the 4400 block of W. New Orleans St. That's near 101st Street South and 129th East Avenue.

A man was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a pickup, police said. Broken Arrow Police identified him as 74-year-old John Mathes.

Officers said the crash took place around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, September 18. They don't believe alcohol is a factor in the wreck.

BAPD's traffic specialists said it appears Mathes was crossing New Orleans from Aster Avenue and entered the intersection in front of the eastbound pickup.

It happened near a neighborhood, and police said spoke with several witnesses who saw the wreck happen - as well as the driver of the pickup.

"There's heavy bicycle traffic. It's a 40 mile per hour zone. It's not heavy traffic until rush hour, and this was after rush hour," said Officer Chris Walker, Broken Arrow Police.


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