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Wis. store donates new bike to man struck by car

  • Associated Press
  • January 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM

MANITOWOC, Wis. — A Wisconsin newspaper carrier who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him will receive a new three-wheeled bicycle from a local business.

John Brunner, owner of The Fitness Store in Manitowoc, told HTR Media (http://htrne.ws/1jntyTm ) that he was touched by cyclist Steven Gove's humbleness and demeanor after the accident and wanted to help him.

Gove, 56, was hit Saturday soon after he finished delivering newspapers. He went through the car's windshield and remained stuck as the driver headed home. He said the driver didn't appear to notice him until after the car was parked.

The 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and other charges.

Gove suffered cuts to his head and legs and had to have glass removed from his eyes. He said he was thankful the injuries weren't more serious and was grateful for the donated bike. His adult tricycle was destroyed in the crash.

"I had no idea how I was going to get another one, and I'm going to need it for work," Gove said. "I certainly wouldn't be able to afford one for another two or three months at least. This is totally awesome."

Brunner said the new red Schwinn Trike Cruiser with headlights, taillights and bike computer should be delivered within a few days.

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