A 42-year-old American Medical Response employee is in stable condition after being hit by a car in the rain early Wednesday morning in Maryville.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said Russell Collins was riding his bicycle home from work when he was struck by a light blue 1997 Toyota RAV in a crosswalk near East Broadway Avenue.

"The car was traveling north on East Lincoln Road and the driver attempted to turn west onto East Broadway," Crisp said. "The car failed to yield the right of way and struck the cyclist." 

Collins was riding in daylight, according to reports.

AMR operations supervisor Josh Mitchell said Collins lost control of his bicycle and hit the vehicle's windshield.

The driver, 25-year-old Ariana Stinnett of Maryville, was treated for minor injuries at Blount Memorial Hospital, Crisp said.

Two young children in the car were not injured.

"They were all wearing safety belts," Crisp said.

Collins was taken by AMR to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, where he remained on Thursday.

No charges have been filed, Crisp added.

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