Bicyclist seriously injured after being hit by a semi
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
A 26-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for treatment after a collision with a semi-truck trailer. She is being treated for severe cuts and broken bones in her legs.
The accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. on November 19, 2009. The bicyclist, Dalia Albert, of Huntington Beach, was riding her ten-speed bike in the bike lane of Gothard Street in Huntington Beach when she was hit by the truck.
The 2007 International semi truck had been heading eastbound on Edinger Avenue. Soto stopped at the red light at the corner of Edinger Avenue and Gothard Street. When the light turned green, the driver, 29-year-old Juan Soto of Anaheim, made a right turn in front of the bicyclists.
Albert was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange and is reported to be in stable condition.
The bicycle accident is currently under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information call Investigator Bob Barr of the Huntington Beach Police Department traffic bureau at 714-536-5666.
In California, drivers must look out for bicyclists before making a right turn. If a vehicle does make a right turn directly in front of a bicyclist, turning in the same direction may help avoid a collision.