A bicyclist from Oakdale was seriously injured in an accident that happened last Thursday, according to multiple accounts stated in recent local news articles.
The official accident memo issued by the California Highway Patrol has demonstrated that a 71-year-old man was riding his bicycle on the eastbound lanes of the Highway 108 when a box truck just west of Oakdale suddenly hit him from behind. The accident that took place on the highway near Richardson Road is now under investigation. Troopers who responded to the scene claimed that the truck’s side mirror hit the rider in the head, which left the man severely injured as a result.
The California Highway Patrol along emergency authorities aided the rider right away before he was sent to the hospital for treatment.
It’s not yet known if the driver veered onto the shoulder unexpectedly or if the rider got onto the roadway without looking. No detailed information was readily available.
Authorities do not know how fast the truck was going at the moment of the accident. More details regarding this accident should be disclosed as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Hopefully, the rider will recover quickly from his injuries. I encourage drivers to keep it in mind they should always share the road and watch out for bikers. Look twice before changing lanes and stay focused at all times. Lives can be saved if you’re attentive.