Sixty-three year-old, Clay Clark of Wichita Falls, is recovering from serious injuries after being hit by a pick up while riding his bicycle along the I-44 service road near Bacon Switch Road.
A scary situation that is all too familiar for another dedicated Wichita Falls cyclist, Les Akins.
“And I was shocked to tell you the truth that it would happen again in almost the same location from what I’m told,” Akins said.
Akins was hit by a car while cycling along the same access road back in February of 2015.
“Honestly, it is hard not to remember what I went through and what I went through with my family and it’s hard not to feel a lot of empathy for the survivors and the families that are supporting the person that’s been hit,” Akins said.
Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent, Mark Beauchamp, said there are steps you can take to try to stay safe on two wheels.