Anne Arundel County warn motorists to be aware of bicyclists

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In five days there have been five crashes involving bicyclists in Anne Arundel County.

This past weekend, Todd Green and his girlfriend, Katie Pohler, were riding their bike on Route 450 and were struck by Robin Colbert of Annapolis , Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said charges are still pending for Colbert, but investigators say she was under the influence of alcohol.

“I don't remember much,” Green said. “We were going to see the water and then everything went black. We both were flown to Shock Trauma.”

Green finally had a chance to see his girlfriend for the first time since the crash last night.

“I knew the extent of her injuries but I was shocked how she looked,” he said.

Police said with all of the recent crashes, they want you as a driver to know some of the rules for dealing with bicyclists.

“You need to keep a three feet buffer between you, the car and a rider,” Anne Arundel County police Chief Kevin Davis said. “If you can't keep that distance then you can't pass them.”

For now Green and the family of pohler are wishing for the best of her recovery. Police say Colbert who struck Green and his girlfriend had a blood alcohol content of 1.5; almost twice the legal limit in Maryland.
 

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