Despite being promoted as International Bike to School Day, reports from local Washington Police have just been released concerning a cyclist that was hit by a motor vehicle near Observatory Circle earlier this morning.
According to sources, the bicyclist was hit at approximately 7:15 a.m on Massachusetts Avenue NW by a blue Ford Crown Victoria, with the license plate EN 3514.
In a statement from Ms. Theo Shepherd, a fellow cyclist that rode past the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred:
“It’s so dangerous on Massachusetts Avenue, we go on the sidewalk. I’ve been hit twice by car doors and knocked off my bicycle.”
The rider was taken to a local area hospital for observation with non-life threatening injuries.
This incident comes in the wake of a recent report issued by the AAA which has stated that at least nine cyclists were killed on roadways in the area just last year.
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