Thursday, February 14, 2008

Woman On Bicycle Injured By Motorist

February 14, 2008 (by Otto Smyth)

On the corner of High Street and Cardiff Place a woman bicycling on a mountain bike, Tuesday evening was injured when a motorist making a left turn and hitting the woman.

The unidentified 24 year old woman was transported by air to the San-Jose area hospital with head injuries and a cut on her arm however, it is not known what the extent of her head injuries were or what condition she was admitted to the hospital.

According to reports a statement from Officer M. Bailey said the driver of the vehicle when making the turn according to reports stated they had not seen the bicyclist prior to hitting her.

The woman on the bicycle was riding down High Street and heading toward Storey Street and the accident occurred at approximately 5:10 according to reports.

The identity of the motorist or the bicycle rider was not released, along with the vehicle model or year; it was also not released if the driver would be charged with any violations from the accident.

It is also not known the current condition of the bicyclist, nor is it clear if she had been wearing a helmet.

This was a second bicycle accident in this area in two days, as there was one on High Street and Bay on Monday evening and the rider in that accident was also flown to the same hospital. Los Angeles bicycle injury lawyers are standing by to assist in bike accidents throughout California.

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