Missouri woman hospitalized after bike accident in Pike County

By Gary Scott on October 2, 2017 at 7:58am

One Missouri resident is hospitalized after a bicycle crash in Pike County over the weekend.

According to Illinois State Police, 45-year old Joanne Knickerbocker, of Hannibal, Missouri, was traveling eastbound on IL 106 near Old US 36 on a Trek bicycle when the accident occurred.

Preliminary investigations indicate that she was traveling just behind a Cannondale bicycle driven by 50-year old Kevin Knickerbocker, also of Hannibal, Missouri. Reports claim that the front tire of the rear bike came into contact with the back tire of the front bike, causing the trek to lose control and ejecting Joanne Knickerbocker from the bike.

Illinois State Police say she was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, for treatment of her injuries.

Along with Air Evac, other responding agencies were the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County Ambulance and Hull Kinderhook Fire Department.