A teenage cyclist has been injured trying to avoid a turning
car in Tauranga.
This morning a 13-year-old boy was taken to Tauranga Hospital
after a crash on Courtney Rd.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing acting Senior Sergeant
Nigel Ramsden said the boy was coming down the street's hill
at speed with traffic passing him on the right.
A car then turned left into a driveway, in front of the
To avoid collision, the cyclist turned and ended up crashing
into a parked vehicle, hurting his shoulder, Mr Ramsden said.
"We've had a few of these recently where cyclists need to
take extra care when cycling alongside the vehicle. People
just don't see them."
Mr Ramsden said a 14-year-old collided with a car earlier
this week in the same situation.
"The drivers of turning vehicles are as much to blame, if not
more, because they should be checking."
- Bay of Plenty Times