Hit-and-Run Crash Near Norman

Sad news to mark my return to blogging, a man on a bicycle was struck from behind in a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning:

A hit-and-run incident left a Norman man seriously injured Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Troopers said Brian Dressler, 32, was struck from behind about 4 a.m. while riding his bicycle on the shoulder of the Interstate 35 bridge over the Canadian River in Cleveland County.

via Norman bicyclist was knocked off Canadian River bridge | NewsOK.com.

Dressler and his bike then fell 25 feet from the top of the bridge.  He was transported to Norman Regional Hospital where he was last listed as being in serious condition.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information on this crash to contact them at 405-425-2323 or *55 on their cellphone.

While this is a clear-cut case of a hit-and-run crash, I am curious about what the rules are about cyclists being on Interstates?  Not that I ever want to ride on one . . .

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