Monday, December 3, 2012

Accident: Bicyclist struck by car on Ridgeway near Pima Street

The citizen journalist in me kicked up for a few minutes tonight.

I heard sirens outside of my apartment just after 7 p.m. (it would have been weirder if they were inside of my apartment!) and they sounded close.  I looked out the west windows and could see a reflection of red and blue lights so I knew some sort of emergency vehicles were either at Ridgepointe (where I live) or very close.

I grabbed my camera and headed out the door in case there was something to photograph.

It turned out that someone riding a bicycle was struck by a car near Pima on Ridgeway.  It looked like the car had been heading south and the bicyclist landed on the other side of the street.  It was difficult to tell.  However, I didn't see until Anthony and I went to Petsmart later to get Lucky dog food that the Honda that hit the bicycle had a smashed windshield and had to be towed away.

I hope the bicyclist will be okay.

Bicyclist accident at Pima Street and Ridgeway.
View from the parking lot of Ridgepointe Apartments.

Tucson Fire Department paramedics working on the victim.
The bicycle is to the right of where they're standing.

View looking over the wall of the apartment complex.
Bicycle is the shiny thing on the right.
The Honda that hit the bicycle is to the right of the ambulance out of the frame.