UPDATE: Bicyclist Hit By Car Unsafely Changed Lane

Elderly man continues to recover from the serious injuries he received after Dec. 19, 2011 accident.

The Mountain View Police Department today reported that the 66-year-old Sunnyvale last December has been found at fault.

"The cause was unsafe lane change," said Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the MVPD. "There were no other contributing factors to this accident."

According to Wylie, the bicyclist continues to recover from his injuries.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Mariposa Avenue and El Camino Real during rush hour on Monday, Dec. 19. The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the police. The man had suffered serious injuries from the incident.

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Ray Morneau February 23, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Update appreciated ... sobering ... good reminder for me [& all of us] to ride safe!
Claudia Cruz February 24, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I concur. I hope that pedestrians heed the same message. I'm always concerned about jaywalkers on ECR. I'm also sorry for the man and have empathy for the woman. I can imagine the guilt all of these weeks thinking about possibly being the reason for his injuries. I'm glad he survived.
Jared Hu February 24, 2012 at 06:18 PM
We drove by the scene even before the EMTs arrived and it was disturbing seeing this in the morning on my way to work...no matter who's at-fault, hope he recovers soon.
Claudia Cruz February 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Yes, Jared. He was in very serious condition. So much so, that the investigators couldn't even get a statement from him for weeks. Glad the he's recovering.


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