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4/1/2014 8:42:00 AM
Riding bicycle in crosswalk results in Glassford Hill Road collision Monday
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PRESCOTT VALLEY - A 17-year-old male received minor injuries Monday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Long Look Drive.

According to a Prescott Valley police report, an adult male was driving his vehicle into the high school parking lot when he struck the bicyclist in a crosswalk. No citations were issued as a result of the collision.

"It is very important to remember that, while riding a bicycle on roadways, a bicyclist needs to follow the same laws as a motor vehicle," said Prescott Valley Police Department Sgt. Brandon Bonney in a March 31 news release.

Bonney said bicyclists are required to walk their bicycles across a crosswalk across a roadway.

"This bicycle was moving at a speed much higher than a pedestrian in this case and increased the odds of a collision, as it would have been difficult to see him coming," Bonney said.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Article comment by: Jennifer W

Hello Vincent,
While I appreciate your concern, as a parent and bicyclist myself. The issue here not calling the bicyclist at fault completely. The issue is stating the fact that as the article states: The bicyclist is required to walk their bicycle in the crosswalk. When riding, there is not enough time for the vehicle driver to see the oncoming bicycle.
And, yes, more bicycle lanes would be great, as the finances allow.

Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Article comment by: justa gal in PV

Did you read this article,? Have you been in the high schools parking lot? Any parking lot for that matter?
At Bradshaw the kids and parents walk out in front of moving cars without looking in either direction. The bikes and skateboarders do jump out in front of cars and people walkng.
This happens at the Safeway ,Albertsons and Fryes parking lits. Kohls is scary also.How is this the drivers fault?
Shouldnt people of all ages take a moment and look before they move into the path of a moving. auto?
Please read the words that are printed in the psper before commenting....

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Article comment by: Vincent Orozco

First, I want to say since when is it the bicyclists fault if he is struck by an oncoming car. The vehicles should take better car for bicycles. As a bicyclist I have been in many situations where cars do not look out for me and I am forced to take serious defensive tactics to prevent being hit. Second, we need more bicycle lanes and sidewalks in Prescott Valley if we are to remain out of accidents. I am a bicyclist and a father and have had too many situations with either of these and it becomes very dangerous for the pedestrian, whether walking or bicycling. On Navajo there is even a spot where there is no sidewalk to lead to a school. Please lets take care of our bicyclists and remain vigilant.

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