Bike rider critically hurt in accident on U.S. 1

December 03, 1998

A 41-year-old Elkridge man was critically injured when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a Jeep Wrangler on U.S. 1 early yesterday, police said.

Nick J. Prieto of the 6600 block of Washington Blvd. was riding his bicycle north on U.S. 1 near Business Parkway in Jessup, police said, when he was hit by the Jeep, which also was northbound.

The driver of the Wrangler, Jeffrey L. Morris, 40, of the 100 block of Keeton Road in Elkridge was not injured.

Prieto was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition with head injuries last night. He was not wearing a safety helmet.

Charges are pending, police said.

Pub Date: 12/03/98

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