WEST UNION, W.Va. — The Doddridge County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a cyclist is in critical condition after being struck from behind by a vehicle during the Race Across America bike race Wednesday night near Sherwood Forest on U.S. Route 50.
A man was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries and is now listed in critical condition. That man is believed to be Danish cyclist Anders Tesgaard.
Someone posting on Tesgaard’s Facebook page announced that he suffered a fractured skull and has been placed in a medically induced coma.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking that all motorists be aware of the possibility of cyclists along Route 50 during the coming days as Race Across America cyclists enter the Mountain State.
The 3000-mile race began in Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland.