A cyclist escaped from the path of an oncoming truck -- but his bike did not -- in a crash late last month in Orange Township.
Delaware County Sheriff's deputies responded about 7 a.m. Feb. 28 to a report of a crash at the intersection of East Orange Road and Green Meadows Drive North.
The driver of a truck told deputies he was in the process of turning left from Orange Road onto Green Meadows Drive when he "saw a flash of movement and felt a bump," according to sheriff's reports.
The truck struck a bicycle abandoned by its rider immediately before the crash at the northern leg of the intersection, reports said.
The cyclist said he was waiting at the stop sign in the southbound lane on Green Meadows Drive when he saw the truck approach, according to sheriff's reports. He told deputies he "believed he was not being seen by (the truck driver)" and feared the vehicle's angle of approach would lead to a crash, reports said.
The cyclist abandoned his bike and ran to the edge of the road before the impact occurred, according to sheriff's reports. No one was injured in the incident, reports said.
In other recent county sheriff's reports:
* Deputies responded to a report of a theft in progress about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at a business in the 8800 block of Columbus Pike in Orange Township. Someone stole a shaver valued at $65 and clothing worth $13 from the business, according to sheriff's reports.
Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Columbus man on a charge on theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in the incident, reports said.
* An employee reported a theft at a business in the 100 block of Meadow Park Avenue between 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Someone stole $1,285 worth of clothing from the store, reports said.
Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Powell woman on a charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony, according to sheriff's reports.
Deputies responded to a report of a theft in progress about 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the same business. Someone stole $126 worth of merchandise from the store, according to reports.
Deputies arrested a 30-year-old Worthington woman on a charge of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in the incident, reports said.
* A woman reported a theft from a vehicle occurred between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 3700 block of Attucks Drive in Liberty Township. Someone stole a wallet valued at $10 from the car, reports said.