A bicyclist was struck by a park maintenance truck after a city driver failed to yield taking a left turn on the intersection of Red Willow Road and Coriander Court on Friday, Sept. 13.
The bicyclist, a 49-year-old female and San Ramon resident, was transported to the John Muir Medical Center where she received treatment for injuries on her jaw, ribs, arm and other abrasions, San Ramon Police department confirmed.
According to officials, the male driver, a 43-year-old city employee, was driving southbound on Red Willow Road Friday morning, approaching the intersection of Coriander Court before he slowed to a turn and put on his blinker. As he turned onto Coriander Court, he failed to see a bicyclist approaching, who was heading northbound on Red Willow Road.
The bicyclist collided into the right front fender of the white Ford Ranger park maintenance truck.
The driver immediately checked on the welfare of the bicyclist, who was injured and conscious.
The cause of the collision was the driver's failure to yield, but officials say the investigation revealed that the sun caused a visual impairment, and that trees located on the east side of Red Willow Road cast a shadow on the roadway, "which also may have diminished the ability of the driver of the truck to clearly see the bicyclist."