Weather Forecast


City Council is planning to allow golf course redevelopment


Bus camera catches legislator running red light, hitting bicyclist

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts

River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a legislator running a red light and hitting a bicyclist last month.

A camera on a Madison transit bus caught a state legislator running a red light with his SUV, and injuring a bicyclist last month.


Police ticketed Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, for going through the red light, and the 56-year-old cyclist was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened Aug. 18, and Madison TV station WKOW recently showed the video from the transit bus.

It showed a light turning green and a bicycle behind the bus moving into a downtown intersection near the State Capitol.

About 2.5 seconds later, Clark's SUV blind-sided the biker.

Clark told the Wisconsin State Journal he couldn't say much about the mishap, out of respect for the cyclist, whom he called a colleague and a friend.

Neither he nor police would name the rider, but the State Journal says it's seeking the accident report.

Mick Rusch of the Madison Metro transit system said about a quarter of its 200 buses have video cameras as a safety measure and that number grows each day. They shoot pictures both inside and outside the buses.