A 16-year-old bicyclist was struck by car in Chula Vista Wednesday evening.
Chula Vista police exclaimed the vehicle was traveling southbound on Third Avenue when the driver collided with the cyclist at Orange Avenue around 6:10 p.m.
The driver was not injured, but a 10-year-old passenger suffered minor cuts from the shattered windshield and was taken to a local hospital.
Officials say the cyclist was riding a “Fixie” which is a fixed-gear bicycle that does not have brakes. The teen was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
However, it is unclear if the type of bicycle played a role in the accident.
The intersection was closed down for a few hours to further investigate the accident.
Bicyclist should always wear safety gear to protect themselves from serious head injuries or road rashes.
Particularly those cyclist who enjoy riding “Fixies” must be cautious of their surroundings as they have no brakes to stop from avoiding accidents.
If your or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, contact Bergener Mirejovsky to learn more about your options at 1-800-881-2021.