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Injured Bicyclist Remains Hospitalized

The crash on Red Hawk Parkway and Overland Trail threw the young woman from her bike, causing the un-helmeted rider major injuries, officials said.

A young woman critically injured when her bicycle collided with a van driven by a 70-year-old woman remained hospitalized Saturday.

The crash on Red Hawk Parkway, at Overland Trail, was reported about 12:30 p.m.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, authorities said, adding that the bike and van were traveling in the same direction.

To read about the crash, please click here.

Robyn May 01, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Sending prayers for Bridget. That's a good strong name for a strong girl. And to Bridgets Mom, just keep in mind that prayer about Footprints. The Lord carries us through the tough times when we can't carry ourselves.
Bridget's Mom May 01, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Bridget is making progress, becoming more alert. She should be able to get off the ventilator today. I've learned that there was at least four good samaritans at the scene helping her. My thanks go out to all of you!!! Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts.
V.W.D.S. May 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Prayers for Bridget that she recovers from this quickly. Thank you for the update. As a mother of daughters, I can only imagine the stress and anguish of seeing your daughter injured. Stay strong!
Brenda May 01, 2012 at 04:58 PM
We got our update there BK, and thank god for "Mom of Bridget" taking the time to let us know how she is doing. Fabulous news to wake up to this morning. Ray not sure where you get your information huney. Oh, you were there. Well, it might not be something we will know much about for awhile, but all news agencies say it was a 70 yr old woman driving, whereas you say it was a 50 yr old man? I do not see much if any damage to the back of her bike(a van would have driven her over if hit from the back I would think) its all to the front tire. So I can only guess it say he appears that the van made a right in front of the bike, bike runs into side of van. Only other scenerio is the bike rider ran into the back of the van? That would seem highly unlikely. All we do know is they were going in the same lane at this point. Same Direction. We just keep praying for Bridget's fast recovery to her 100% 14 yr old self :)
Rick Peoples May 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Hi, I want to send along my prayers for your daughter. We are holding our annual Ride of Silence next week for people hurt while cycling in Temecula. If you allow us, we would like to ride this year in her honor. Please contact me if you would agree to that. rickpeoples@hotmail.com Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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