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Bicycle Accident Still Under Investigation

A cyclist seriously injured in an accident on Bitney Springs Road Friday. Unfortunately, the details of the accident are still unclear. CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the accident occurred on Bitney Springs heading towards Grass Valley just past the intersection of North Ponderosa Way. Calls started coming in mid-morning Friday of a bicyclist on the side of Bitney Springs Road that required medical attention. As more information came in it was  learned the cyclist had been in some sort of an accident causing him to be ejected off of his bicycle.

Tassone says the CHP investigates bicycle accidents in the same manner as a vehicle accident. The rider was injured as result of the fall.

Click here to listen to Officer Greg Tassone

How the rider ended up on the ground is still unknown.

Click here to listen to Officer Greg Tassone

Fortunately there was one witness to at least part of the incident.

Click here to listen to Officer Greg Tassone

There were several other potential witnesses that stopped to render aid as well.
Initially an air ambulance was called, but because of heavy fog in Marysville and around other trauma centers, the patient , 69 year old Robert Center, was transported by ambulance to Rideout Hospital in Marysville and remains in critical condition.
The investigation is focusing on identifying if another vehicle was involved or if pre-existing conditions contributed to Center’s crash.

1 Comment

January 28, 2015


The share the road law is not working. Bikers take control of the road which then causes traffic and unsafe conditions to be able to pass.. there should be bike lanes put in.

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