SLO man hit by tractor-trailer while riding bike is in critical condition

A San Luis Obispo man remains in critical condition at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center after being hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bike on Prado Road.

William Norman Putman, 54, was riding his bicycle west on Prado Road about 3:21 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by John Walter Fedora Jr. of Atascadero, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Putman abruptly turned his bicycle to the left, directly in front of the tractor-trailer, police said. Putman suffered major injuries. An investigation of the accident is ongoing by the city’s traffic safety unit.