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Bicyclist hit by car after running stop sign on the northwest side

Taylor Higgins

Bicyclist hit by car after running stop sign on the northwest side

By Taylor Higgins . CREATED Sep 23, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A bicyclist is in serious condition Monday night after he was hit by a vehicle.

Capt. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire Department tells KGUN9 that the accident happened in the 2200 block of West Orange Grove Road, near La Cholla Blvd.

The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, ran a stop sign around 7:30 p.m., according to Goldberg.

The driver of the vehicle was unable to avoid hitting the bicyclist, Goldberg said.

The bicyclist, a 51-year-old man, suffered serious injuries, and emergency medical personnel transported the man to the University of Arizona Medical Center, according to Goldberg.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with traffic investigators.

Goldberg wishes to remind everyone that that helmets can save lives. Anyone riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or other means of transportation with two wheels, should always wear a helmet.

He also wishes to remind people that bicyclists should follow all of the posted traffic control devices as you would while driving a car.