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Teen Bicyclist Suffers Major Injuries in Collision on Crespi Drive in Pacifica

Police say the bike rider failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a car.

A 19-year-old boy is in critical condition at an area hospital after getting hit by a car on Crespi Drive in Pacifica Monday afternoon.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. the Pacifica Police Department and North County Fire Authority were dispatched to the intersection of Crespi Drive and Escalero Avenue on a report of a car and bike collision.

Upon arrival, officers located the bicyclist, a Concord resident, suffering from serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation into this collision indicates the bicyclist failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by the vehicle, which had the right of way, according to Pacifica Police.

The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital and was listed in critical condition. Investigation into this collision is continuing by the Pacifica Police Department.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with officers.

Claudia Reinhart October 02, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Despite his foolish behavior, let us all wish him well.
Senor Gigante October 03, 2013 at 05:54 PM
I'm surprised there are not MORE bicyclists hurt or injured because of their failure to obey the rules of the road. I see it all the time here in town. I don't know what happens to a person's brain when they get on a bicycle or even a motorcycle. How many idiots do we see on motorcycles with total disregard for speed limits and stop signs?
Bren October 13, 2013 at 04:41 AM
I'm stunned by the behavior of bicyclists in town. I see them riding the wrong way, on the wrong side of the street, on Linda Mar Blvd, and I see them riding on sidewalks. And no, they don't generally stop for stop signs or red lights. How the heck does a bicyclist get it into their head that it's OK to ride down the street on the wrong side of the street, into oncoming traffic? That's just crazy.
willy in pacifica October 20, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Don't blame all cyclist for what this cyclist did. I cycle and Althou I have seen motorist, motorcyclist and pedestrians do dumb and illegal things I do not blame all motorist, motorcyclist or pedestrians for what others have done in the past. I as a cyclist have no connection to any other cyclist and how they behave. If you are a motorist I will not transfer any blame on you for what other motorists illegally do if you do the same for other cyclist who are not doing anything wrong.
Russ Witte October 22, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Clearly this cyclist was foolish. I do believe there are foolish cyclists, as there are inconsiderate drivers. I found the following link to be very interesting. The best quote, in my opinion was: "The cyclist who rides in traffic will either slow the cars, which is Sin, or, if the cars don't choose to slow down, will be crushed, which is Death, and the Wages of Sin is Death." http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/21/cyclists-drivers-and-the-rules-of-the-road

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