Bicyclist pinned to wall by vehicle

A bicyclist was injured Friday when a car struck by a Jeep Cherokee collided with his mountain bike, pinning it to a concrete wall at a shoe shop at Fourth Street and Central Avenue in Medford.

The bike rider, Miguel Bernal, 21, of Medford was transported to Providence Medford Medical Center for a reported fractured leg. He was treated and released, said Providence spokesperson Lauren Van Sickle.

Police cited the driver of the red Jeep, Heidi Swain, 27, of Central Point, who was headed east on Fourth, for failing to stop at a red light at the intersection of Fourth and Central, Medford police officer Jason Becker said.

Her Jeep struck a black Mitsubishi Lancer headed south on Central at about 2:40 p.m. The Jeep forced the Mitsubishi onto the sidewalk on the southeast corner of the intersection, pinning Bernal's bike to the wall of Shoes Right Here.

A bystander helped free Bernal, who was taken by ambulance to Providence, said 23-year-old Sheena Wheeler, driver of the Mitsubishi.

"It was pretty scary," Wheeler said.

Swain, Wheeler and Wheeler's cousin, Chelsea Stark, who was a passenger in the Mitsubishi, were unharmed in the crash.

An employee at Shoes Right Here said vehicle crashes happen regularly at the intersection.

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