14 Year Old Female Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Car Crash

Detectives are investigating an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist that occurred in Woodstock, NY on Sunday, January 28, 2016. Police responded to the report just before 3pm on the corner of Zena Road and Chestnut Hill Road. 

A 14 year old female bicyclist was turning onto Zena Road when the incident occurred. She was taken via helicopter to Albany Medical Center where she was treated for non life threatening injuries. The driver, a 24 year old male, was uninjured in the crash.

The Ulster County Sheriff’s office, Town of Woodstock Police, New York State Police, Woodstock Fire Department, and Woodstock Ambulance all responded to the scene of the accident.

The police are currently investigating the accident and have not issued any traffic tickets to either party.

Riding a bicycle on busy roads can be dangerous. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while enjoying your ride.

•    Always wear a properly fitted helmet to avoid head injuries.
•    Wear bright colors or reflective gear so you can be seen by oncoming traffic.
•    Follow the rules of the road. Obey stop signs and traffic lights as you would if you were driving.
•    Make sure that the bicycle’s breaks work and tries are properly inflated before riding. 

To learn more cycling safety tips click here.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle/car crash contact us today.