A car struck a cyclist in San Diego on January 25, according to UTSanDiego.com. The man struck suffered serious injuries in the bicycle accident, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. in a Stockton neighborhood, according to San Diego police. A man in his 40’s driving a Dodge Neon hit the cyclist near the intersection of 31st and Market Street.
Officials did not release the identities of the driver or the cyclist. The cyclist was said to be in his late teens or early twenties. He was riding around a truck parked on the side of the street and collided head on with the Dodge Neon, according to Officer David Stafford.
The cyclist suffered fractures to his leg and arm, but none of the injuries were life threatening. The driver of the car was uninjured. Police do not suspect alcohol to be a factor. It was not determined whether the cyclist had a bicycle helmet on.
Use caution when navigating through roads, especially in neighborhoods without bike lanes. If you are not visible to motorists, there is not much they can do to avoid you when you pop out in front of them.
Bonnici Law Group, APC—San Diego personal injury attorney.