Cyclist injured in accident

A cyclist was struck by a car last week and had to be transported to the Jefferson County Health Center.

Sabrina Odessa, 58, of Fairfield, was riding her bike eastbound on Gear Avenue at 7:58 a.m. on July 11. Shelby Maddy, 22, of Blakesburg, was driving a vehicle, also eastbound on Gear Avenue.

Near the 1900 block, Maddy?s vehicle struck Odessa. Odessa was then transported to the health center.

Jerry Marcellus of the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office said the accident report indicates Maddy told officers she couldn?t see Odessa on her bike because of the sun. No citations were issued in the accident. Marcellus said no measurements were taken to see how fast the car was going.