Bicyclist hits head falling off bike in restricted construction area on Clarkson campus; temporarily loses memory
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 5:03 pm

POTSDAM – A 26-year-old bicyclist temporarily lost his memory after flipping off the front of his bike and striking his head at Clarkson University Wednesday afternoon, according to Potsdam Village Police.

Police say they were called to the Clarkson Turf Soccer Field on Clarkson Avenue at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday for a man in his 20s with facial and hand injuries with an unknown cause at the time.

Police patrols responded and maintained care of the man until the Potsdam Rescue Squad arrived.

Police determined that Fergbin Huang, 26, of Potsdam had been riding his bicycle through a fenced-off construction area located on a trail on the Clarkson University campus.

Huang reportedly went around a posted fence into a restricted construction zone and the front wheel of his bicycle struck a dug ditch, causing him to go over the front end of the bicycle and smash his head on the pavement of the trail.

When patrols located Huang near the Walker Arena, he could not remember what had happened due to his head injury.

Huang was transported to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital for medical treatment by the Potsdam Rescue Squad.