Bicyclist Killed In Fort Smith Accident Identified
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A bicyclist who was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Fort Smith on Saturday has been identified.
Police said the incident happened on Saturday (Nov. 8) around 6:00 p.m. on the 3500 block of Grand Avenue between North 34th and 35th Streets.
The bicyclist has been identified as 62-year-old Vivian Barton of Fort Smith, according to police.
Police said Barton was pushing her bicycle in the inside lane of Grand Avenue going west, while in the roadway she was hit by a vehicle also going west in the same lame.
Sgt. Don Cobb with the Fort Smith Police Department said the victim was thrown for a short distance after he was struck by the vehicle, adding, “EMTs and fire personnel arrived to administer aid at which point they found that the aid was not going to be of any use.”
Barton was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, and there was no reflective gear on her bicycle, police said.
Police have not issued any citations to the driver at fault, who has been identified as 57-year-old Diana Sisk of Fort Smith.
“The individual that struck the person was by all accounts just driving down the road not violating any laws or anything,” Cobb said.