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Steamboat Springs Police Department officers Stuart Hutton and Nick Moore investigate an accident involving a bicycle colliding with a car Monday.
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs Police Department officers Stuart Hutton and Nick Moore investigated a bicycle versus vehicle accident near Hilltop Parkway and South Lincoln Avenue, where a 59-year-old female cyclist sustained minor injuries to her face and arm Monday afternoon.
Hutton said it appeared the woman was riding east on a path on the north side of South Lincoln Avenue at about 4 p.m. Monday when she collided with a car that was pulling out of a business driveway. The driver was turning right and said she didn't see the cyclist, Hutton said.
The collision caused some damage to the bicycle and no damage to the car, he said. Officers cited the driver for failing to yield, a traffic violation, he said. Both the driver and the cyclist said they were traveling slowly at the time of the collision, Hutton said. The incident was under investigation as of Monday evening.
According to radio communications between medical crews and Routt County Communications dispatchers, the female cyclist was wearing a helmet. Medical crews transported the woman to Yampa Valley Medical Center.