Monday, November 16, 2009

Irvine Accident Sends Bicyclists To The Hospital

November 16, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports a bicyclists was hospitalized after a morning Irvine accident.

The rider identified as a 45 year old female was seriously injured when he was struck by a 71 year old driver in Irvine. The accident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m. when the driver was traveling eastbound on Irvine Center Drive and collided with the bicyclist, according to Lt. John Hare.

The rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was treated at the scene by emergency personnel and then transported to an area hospital according to Lt. Hare. The 71 year old male driver was not injured in the accident.

The woman injuries have not been released and authorities are continuing to investigate the accident and what might have been the cause. They are also asking anyone that witnessed the bicycle accident to contact Detective Jonathan Cherney.