A 28-year-old woman is listed in critical condition at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas after a cyclist crashed into the jogger on the popular Katy Trail.
According to witnesses, Lauren Huddleson was jogging on Thursday evening along the trail when she suddenly made a left turn and was struck by a passing cyclist. She was wearing headphones at the time of the pedestrian accident while the cyclist was passing her at a high rate of speed.
Witnesses on the path said that the trail had been heavily used lately, as fall weather was producing cooler temperatures, especially in the evening. Several also said that it was difficult for bikers and runners to share the path, especially when cyclists were passing those on foot or when cyclists were speeding on the trails. There are two trails that make up the Katy path – one for all pedestrians and one that is shared by joggers and cyclists.
The cyclist who struck Huddleson suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken the hospital for treatment.