Bicyclist, truck collide after bicyclist loses control

Published: Mar. 28, 2019 at 10:09 PM MDT
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A bicyclist collided into a vehicle Thursday evening in Twin Falls after the young girl was not able to control her bike.

The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. on Addison Avenue and Morningside Drive.

Officer Jerry Hutchison said the driver of the truck was stopped at the stop sign on Morninside Drive. There were two bicyclists and they stopped on the sidewalk. The truck proceed to go when the juvenile girl lost control of her bike and went off the sidewalk.

The tire of her bike then went under the back of the truck tire.

"Make sure your bike fits you. Make sure you're wearing a helmet. Make sure you know how to operate it and all the equipment is fine and functioning properly before you get on any type of equipment, a bicycle, whatever it is, because it could've been worse. Even falling to the ground and hitting your head, it could've been a whole different story," he said.

Hutchison said no one was transported to the hospital or hurt in the accident.

He added that neither the bicyclist nor the driver received a fine. However, he said witnesses driving on Addison Avenue said they stopped for the bicyclist as she was riding her bike in the intersection and not in the cross walk, doing circles to try and control her bike.

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