Yuma Bicyclist Injured After Collision with Car

Yuma Bicyclist Injured After Collision with CarA man had to be rushed to a Yuma hospital on Monday, April 2, by Yuma Fire Department Paramedics after he was allegedly hit by a car on a city street, CBS affiliate KSWT Desert News Now reports.

According to the media outlet, the pedestrian accident occurred at the corner of 15th Street and 4th Avenue, when the 18-year-old man was riding his bike on the sidewalk that lined 4th Avenue. Investigators believe as the man approached 15th Street, he entered the roadway to ride through the intersection, where a white Honda was stopped at a stop sign waiting to turn right onto 4th Avenue.

The driver and the bicyclist then entered the intersection at the same time, causing a low-speed collision.

"I approached the stop sign on 4th Avenue and 15th and I looked to my left. I made a complete stop," said Yolanda Pinuelas, driver of the Honda. "No cars were coming and as I was going, there was a guy on a bicycle that I hit."

The media outlet states the bicyclist was conscious as paramedics placed him on a stretcher and into an ambulance. He was then taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where authorities stated he had not received life-threatening injuries.

"It just seemed like his leg, I hope it wasn't broken," Pinuelas told the news source.

The Yuma Police Department stated that on average, there are almost 60 more accident injuries per week in the winter months. Police say that although both parties committed traffic violations, no citations have yet been issued to either.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 1,914 bicycle crashes involving vehicles in 2010, which resulted in 155 fatalities and another 1,236 pedestrian injuries.