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February 28, 2013

Oklahoma State professor injured in Wednesday bicycle wreck

STILLWATER, Okla. — An assistant Oklahoma State University professor is still in an Oklahoma City  hospital with extensive head injuries following a bicycle wreck Wednesday.

Seth Wood, 32, a visiting assistant English professor, was struck by a silver car Wednesday morning on West Fourth  Avenue. Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said it appears Wood was struck by a car, knocked from his bike and likely run over by the same vehicle.

The driver was issued a citation for failure to yield while turning. Wood was wearing a helmet, Dickerson said.

The collision report was not immediately available as officers and an accident reconstructor are still investigating. Dickerson said it is standard for all accidents that result in life-threatening injuries or death to be investigated this way.

Wood is still at OU Medical Center after being taken there by helicopter, Dickerson said. 

Wood received his doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta. His fields of expertise are 19th century American literature, literary theory and pedagogy.



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