Friday, November 06, 2015
Seeking Witnesses/Information Following an Accident at 12th & I Street
A reader writes in seeking witnesses to an accident (the cyclist suffered broken bones) that occurred Thursday morning at 12th and I Street. He'd very much like to talk to you if you witnessed the incident, or if you know one of the people who stopped to help. You can leave contact info in the comments, or you can email me at elise.bernard[at]gmail.com and I will put you in touch with him.
My wife was in a fairly bad bike accident [Thursday] morning in the neighborhood. Details to follow. I'm posting to thank the guys who helped her and ask if there were any other witnesses who may have seen the car involved.
She was biking to work [Thursday] morning (Nov. 5, around 8:45 a.m.) and as she turned right from 12th St. NE onto I St. NE, a car pulled out from an illegal parking spot into her path without warning. She hit the brakes and her bike went out from under her. She landed on her left hand and right arm. A man in a white pick up truck asked if she was OK. At the time she thought she was just bruised and said and said yeah so he moved on. Two men helped her get her bike out of the street onto the sidewalk, which is when she started to think she had broken her left wrist. The car that caused the accident did not stop, it just proceeded to turn right on 12th St. NE heading south.
I Street Northeast is a one-way with a contraflow bike lane. The car had been parked on the left side of the street in a spot that is crossed out and not meant for cars to use. She believes the car was a gray Prius, but didn't get the license plate number.
We filed a police report and went to the hospital in an ambulance. She has not only a broken wrist, but also a fracture in the elbow on the other arm. We are looking for anyone who may have seen the accident itself, or a gray Prius-like car going south on 12th St. NE a little after 8:45 a.m. on Thursday. If you did see anything, please reply to this e-mail or leave a comment here. We also want to thank the people who helped her again and see if we can track them down. This could have been even worse.