Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Santa Ana Bicyclist Struck on Christmas Day in Critical Condition

December 26, 2011 - According to reports a Santa Ana bicyclist was struck on Christmas night and is listed in critical condition. According to Santa Ana Police Sgt. Richard Gatto the bicycle accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Euclid Street.

Sgt. Gatto said the bicyclist that is identified as being 50 years old was struck in the northbound lanes of Euclid Street and it was unclear if the bike rider was in the street or in a crosswalk when the collision occurred.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the bicycle crash and spoke with police, there have been no arrests or citations issued, according to reports. The injured bicyclist was transported to the UCI Medical Center in Orange, he was listed in critical condition and according to Sgt. Gatto was undergoing surgery late Sunday night.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department the northbound lanes of Euclid Street were closed for a short time after the collision.

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