WKU student in critical condition after bike accident

Trey Crumbie

A WKU student remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon after a traffic accident.

Hao Wang, of China, was struck by a car while riding his bike at the intersection of Morgantown and Old Morgantown roads on Wednesday, Nov. 26, according to a Bowling Green police report.  

The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. The report stated the driver of the car, traveling south on Morgantown Road, said the traffic light at Old Morgantown Road was green and went through the intersection. The driver said as he was going through the intersection, Wang rode out in front of him resulting in the car hitting Wang, the police report stated. Wang appeared to have a severe head injury.

The driver said his car was going about 40 mph when it hit Wang, the report stated.  It was raining when the accident occurred. The driver of the car said he attempted to stop, but couldn’t because of wet road conditions.

The 25-year-old student was taken to The Medical Center and was transported to a Nashville hospital for treatment. According to an email sent by Gary Ransdell on Friday, Wang’s family is with him in the hospital and Student Affairs staff have offered support to Wang’s roommates.

The Herald will update this story as information follows.