Bicyclist Hit on Homestead by Eastbound Honda

Rider treated for abrasions and taken to hospital for evaluation.

A bicyclist riding on Homestead Road Thursday morning was struck by a car and taken to the hospital with abrasions and a hurt knee, police said.

Sunnyvale Police officers responded to a call at about 7:28 a.m. to Homestead Road and Canary Drive in Sunnyvale, on the border of Cupertino, where an adult female driver of a Honda had allegedly struck a male adult bicyclist.

The car was traveling eastbound on Homestead and the bicyclist was traveling westbound. The car struck the bicycle as it was making a northbound turn on to Canary Drive, said. Sunnyvale Capt. David Verbrugge.

The right lane of westbound Homestead was closed and two cars were parked at the scene, said Patch blogger and reader Chris Zhang who drove by at about 7:35 a.m. and about it shortly after. There was a bike on the ground and someone was being carried on a stretcher into an ambulance, but he couldn’t see the condition of the person, he said.

The bicyclist was treated for abrasions and a hurt knee and taken to the hospital for further evaluation, Verbrugge said. No other information—such as if bicyclist or driver will be charged, or condition of the bicyclist—was available as the case report has not been completed, he added.

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Crystal Tai May 10, 2012 at 08:14 PM
We all have to be more careful drivers to keep something like that from happening again.
Chris Zhang May 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Well said, Crystal! Glad that the biker's injuries are not too serious.
commuter May 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Very sad for this to happen on bike to work day. Too often car drivers try to speed through gaps in car traffic when turning left and they don't pay attention to bicyclists and pedestrians who have the right of way. Please report on what citations or charges are filed. Thank you.


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