Cyclist on W&OD Trail Struck By Motorist on Great Falls St.

August 25, 2011 10:41 PM0 comments

bikeaccidentAt 5:30 p.m. EDT today a male bicyclist was reportedly struck by a sedan driving eastbound on Great Falls St. in the City of Falls Church at the point where the W&OD Bike Trail crosses Great Falls. The young man was attended to by emergency personnel, who arrived quickly on the scene, and he was placed on a stretcher to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He appeared to remain conscious with a visible scar on his face. The sedan was parked at the scene while Falls Church police cordoned off the area and began interviewing witnesses.

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Paramedics attend to a cyclists struck at the W&OD bike trail and Great Falls St. intersection. (Photo: News-Press)

At 5:30 p.m. EDT today a male bicyclist was reportedly struck by a sedan driving eastbound on Great Falls St. in the City of Falls Church at the point where the W&OD Bike Trail crosses Great Falls. The young man was attended to by emergency personnel, who arrived quickly on the scene, and he was placed on a stretcher to be transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He appeared to remain conscious with a visible scar on his face. The sedan was parked at the scene while Falls Church police cordoned off the area and began interviewing witnesses.

The intersection where the accident occurred has been a subject of controversy in recent months, as signs posted by the City indicating users of the bike trail have right-of-way there were stolen, and angry comments were made public by persons objecting to the alleged preferential treatment afforded the trail-users. A new set of signs were placed by the City with a firm public admonition warning of severe fines for their removal. They were visible there today.

 

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