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CHESTERTON | Police responded to a crash here Monday night involving a bicycle rider and porta-potty door.

Police were called to assist EMS just before 7:30 p.m. Monday because of an incident on town property near the intersection of Porter Avenue and 5th Street.

According to the victims and a witness, a 52-year-old Chesterton man was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk, passing a portable restroom at the same time a 68-year-old Pleasant Township man was exiting the restroom.

The man on the bike collided with the potty door, throwing the Pleasant Township man back into the restroom, causing him to cut his elbow. The collision caused the Chesterton man to fall off his bike and strike his head on the concrete sidewalk.

Both were treated on the scene by EMS, but refused transportation to a hospital.

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Porter County Reporter

Joyce has been a reporter for nearly 40 years, including 23 years with The Times. She's a native of Merrillville, but has lived in Portage for 39 years. She covers municipal and school government in Porter County.