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UPDATE: Man with Muscular Dystrophy does not need surgery at this time

Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:40:32-04

LANSING, Mich. — A 65-year-old man with Muscular Dystrophy was hit Thursday after a car hit him while he was biking in Eaton Rapids Township.

The man was taken to the hospital, but News 10 has learned that Jon Olson does not need surgery at this point.

Olson did suffer some fractures and a lacerated kidney due to the accident. He will have to wear a neck brace for three months.

Olson was on a bike journey across the country. He was biking from Oregon to raise money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Krisit Sogn, Olson's cousin said her cousin was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy six years ago and thought his life-long dream of biking across the country was over.

"He asked the doctor about doing it and the doctor said well if you're going to do it you better do it now because you're never going to be stronger than you are right now," said Sogn.

Some symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy include muscle pain, stiffness and trouble talking and swallowing.

According to Michigan State Police, a Sedan failed to safely pass the bikers.

An investigation is still going to see if the driver was distracted.

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