Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision

A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital after his bicycle collided with a vehicle in Folsom recently.

Reports show that both the bicyclist and the driver of a Hyundai sedan were heading east along Parkshore Drive when the accident occurred. The bicyclist was said to have turned left into the path of the vehicle without any warning or indication of his intent to do so.

As a result, the bicyclist went onto the hood and window of the vehicle before hitting the ground. He sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital where he is said to be recovering.

Authorities did not believe that the accident was caused by either alcohol or drugs.

It is important for bicyclists to always make a signal or warn the approaching driver of their intent to make a turn as the unaware driver is very likely to hit them and inflict serious injuries.