Police: Bicyclist injured in crash with vehicle
Updated at 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 23
A bicyclist was injured and transported to a nearby hospital after a collision with a vehicle Saturday afternoon.
The incident was reported to police at the intersection of Eagle Street and 23rd Avenue around 12:48 p.m., according to an Anchorage dispatcher.
The driver remained at the scene of the crash and cooperated with the Anchorage Police Department’s investigation.
“Witnesses said the bicyclist was coming eastbound on 23rd and ran the stop sign,” APD Sgt. Todd Kearns told KTVA. “The vehicle was going south on Eagle and the driver tried to swerve and they collided in the street. The bicyclist was thrown off the bicycle.”
Kearns said both bicyclists and drivers need to keep an eye out for each other and follow the rules of the road.
“Regardless of whether it’s a vehicle or a bicyclist, both have to obey all the traffic laws — bicycles have to obey the same traffic laws that vehicles do,” he said.
Kearns confirmed the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet. The bicyclist suffered head injuries that police said were not considered life-threatening.
KTVA 11’s Rhonda McBride and Will Mader contributed to this report.