Bicyclist Hit by Car at Fullerton Intersection
FULLERTON, Calif. (August 7, 2018) – A bicyclist was struck and seriously injured Monday night by a vehicle near Commonwealth and Yale avenues, according to the Fullerton Police Department.
The crash was reported about 11:30 p.m. last night. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Commonwealth Avenue and its driver noticed the bicyclist riding alongside parked vehicles. A driver told authorities the bicyclist drifted to the left into his path and despite an attempt to avoid colliding, the driver struck the victim.
Paramedics transported the injured cyclist to a hospital in serious condition, police said.
The Fullerton Police Department is heading up the investigation into liability for the collision.
Police do not suspect drugs and or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Fullerton Accident Investigation
At this time, we do not know all the facts about this case. It’s unknown whether or not speed was a factor or if a dangerous road condition contributed to this accident. We also do not know if the driver passed the cyclist with the required 3 feet space between them or if there was not enough space if they slowed down. These are both requirements under recent California law. Police are piecing together evidence and speaking to any possible witnesses to determine fault.
We extend our heartfelt prayers to the bicyclist who was hurt in this awful crash.
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