Cyclist Hit By Car in Lower Macungie

No charges are filed, but bicyclist was driving on dark highway near Alburtis without reflectors, police say.

An Alburtis-area man riding a bicycle on a dark roadway after dark recently was hurt when he was struck by a car in Lower Macungie Township, according to police.

Jonathan R. Kressley, 29, was riding the bicycle -- which had no rear reflectors --  on a dark Spring Creek Road near N. Main Street at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 5, according to . He was struck by a car driven by Harold L. Heffner, 74, of Mertztown, Berks County.

Kressley was transported by to an area hospital, police said. Police did not know the severity of his injuries.

Neither driver was charged.

Jayden September 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I wouldn't be riding a bike on that road during the day. What was this guy thinking?? No lights and no reflectors...Not to intelligent I suppose..
Andrea September 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Have a little compassion, this guy is trying to get his life back in order after a suffering through a recent tragedy. He was on his was home from work, instead of sitting at home collecting a government check. This was his only mode of transportation.
LMTnative September 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Bicyclists have the same right to be on the road as cars. This is often ignored by ignorant drivers. I ride Spring Creek Road regularly during the daytime and have been buzzed by drivers in too much of a hurry to slow down and yield the right of way to the cyclist as required by PA law. I wish Jonathan a speedy recovery and hope he will add lights to his bike when he returns to the road.


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