Bicycles in the News (File under “W” for WTF?)

According to this story from my local news, a guy on a bicycle ran a stop sign and hit a car.

Police said the cyclist may have been distracted; evidently he was wearing headphones, carrying two backpacks and (here comes the crazy part) a cage with “some kind” of an animal.

The cyclist, sadly, is in serious condition. No word on the condition of the (I’m guessing) marmot.