A bicyclist hit by a passing motorist’s mirror Monday is recovering from his injuries.
Bullard Police Chief Gary Don Lewis said 57-year-old Mark Cathey, of California, was riding his bike on U.S. Highway 69 on the overpass at Farm-to-Market Road 344 when he was struck by the side mirror of a 2008 Ford F150 pickup driven by 52-year-old Samuel Vercher, of Bullard.
Cathey was wearing front-facing and rear-facing GoPro cameras on his helmet, and he posted this YouTube video of what those cameras captured as he was struck and in the moments immediately following. You can watch it on the page with this article.
On his YouTube post, Cathey said he sustained injuries to his scapula, 5 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a gash to the head. He also wrote he has various minor road rash spots.
Earlier this week, Chief Lewis said he believed the driver would be cited for failure to maintain a single lane. However, the investigation was not complete at that time, he said.
The full video and post can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvs3xrO9_gw .