Tractor Trailer Strikes, Injures Cyclist in Washington D.C.
A bicyclist was seriously injured on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when he was struck by a tractor trailer while riding on U Street NW in Washington D.C. According to a report by WAMU, the cyclist was riding a bike from the Capital Bikeshare program when he was hit by a tractor trailer between 10th and 12th streets. He was transported to a nearby hospital and listed in stable condition. A police investigation into the accident continues.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckAccidents.org, truck accidents cause 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries for every 100 million miles that trucks drive on U.S. road ways.
(Photo credit: WAMU)