By Melody Vallieu
TROY — Two men were injured — and taken to area hospitals — Sunday following a collision on the bike path in Troy.
According to Troy Fire Department Platoon Commander Don Pemberton, the two men — one heading north, one heading south — apparently collided head-on at the S-curves near the Troy Foundation Bridge between State Route 41 and Dye Mill Road at about 12:32 p.m. Sunday.
Both men are in their late 60s, but names were unavailable as of deadline.
Pemberton said one man, known to be of the Dayton area, was unconscious but breathing — and was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. The other male was complaining of chest pains and had facial lacerations and was taken by squad to Upper Valley Medical Center, he said.
Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Carter said the location of the accident was a blind spot on the path where some rock and dirt debris was on the path. He also said previous accidents had occurred in the vicinity.
Carter said both men were wearing helmets and safety gear and no alcohol or drugs were involved.
Pemberton said bringing the men back out of the bike path posed some complications, and the ambulance had to back out of the scene following rescuing the injured males.
The Troy Fire Department and Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.