Neighbor finishes bike ride fundraiser for woman hit by car

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – In Watertown, it’s neighbor helping neighbor. It’s not about borrowing a lawn mower or asking for some sugar, it’s about a much bigger cause and it all starts with a bicycle crash.

“Just remember thinking this is gonna hurt.”

Joanne Nugent-Ward is in good spirits after being involved in a head-on collision riding her bike in Watertown Monday.

Treated at Samaritan Medical Center, she needed a few stitches.

“I think there’s about 17 between the wrist and the knee,” she said.

When her bike was hit by a car, Nugent-Ward was riding to raise money to end childhood cancer, participating in what’s called the Great Cycle Challenge.

Now, needing to recover, she can’t peddle the final 48 miles to reach her 150 mile goal.

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