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Driver slams into bicyclist at busy Henrico intersection

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A vehicle slammed into a person on a bicycle at a busy intersection in Henrico County Sunday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 5 p.m. at Hungary Spring Road and West Broad Street.

Officials said the victim, who witnesses said was seen walking around after the accident, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At last check, police were still investigating the accident.

There has been no word if charges have been filed.

6 comments

  • Becky

    Car “slams” into bicyclists…the victim seen walking around. Painting pictures in their coloring book.

  • Ron Melancon

    Bike riders have a responsibility also. Over 80% of bike riders think they can impede traffic and simply do what ever they want. Now we don’t know the facts but the driver if the vehicle never intended to Slam into a bike rider.
    Most of these types of accidents occur because both drivers contributed to the accident.
    At an intersection bike riders need to walk the bike across not simply ride it

  • Scott

    Cycists to have responsiblities, that’s correct. Walking a bike across a road when they have the green light isn’t one of them. There are so many bad drivers out there, yet cyclists are generally blamed when accidents involve them. Cyclists have equal access to the road, bad ones and good ones alike. Just the same as bad drivers have access to the road. Watch out for cyclists like you would anything else and all will be fine.

  • nateog

    I ride around my neighborhood and adjacent ones, but never busy streets. Mainly because drivers are not trained to look for bikes and barely for walkers. I am always reading the faces/gestures of drivers as I approach. A lot of times were I’ve almost been hit, the driver never checks both ways or is only glancing for cars. Even with reflectors and lights, they miss me. Drivers are also creatures of habit. If they are used to just pulling out their driveway or turning on their street because noone is ever there. If I was one of the bikers who some people think they own the road, then I would been hit a long time ago. Also over cautious drivers are a problem. if you are behind me and driving slow, just keep going around. Drivers who just linger behind are dangerous.

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