LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) - A state representative from northeast Ohio is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital after a car hit his bicycle this morning.
Democratic State Representative Michael Skindell suffered a broken collarbone and ruptured spleen in the accident in Cleveland.
Skindell says he was on a 12-mile bike ride through Lakewood and Cleveland when he collided with a motorist. He was thrown from his bike and his head hit the ground.
Skindell credits the helmet he was wearing with saving him from catastrophic injuries.