On today’s date (06-19-19), at approximately 4:40pm, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the area of the Southbound-to-Northbound turnaround along the I-35 Access Road at Spur Street for reports of a vehicle vs bicycle accident.
Officers arrived and found a 64-year old male from New Braunfels who had been riding his bicycle the wrong direction in the turnaround lane when he struck a 4-door Nissan Rogue which was traveling at or below the posted speed limit. The bicyclist suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMCC). The adult female driver of the Nissan was uninjured in the crash.
The southbound I-35 access road in the area was closed to traffic for approximately 45 minutes so that crews could tend to the victim and clear the scene. The incident is under investigation by the NBPD Traffic Unit, although no charges are expected to be filed.