A 58-year-old man on a bicycle who suffered a head injury after colliding with a vehicle early Wednesday remained in critical condition Thursday at St. Joseph hospital.
The collision happened in the 3800 block of Byron Avenue around 3:50 a.m. The bicyclist, who didn’t have a helmet on but was wearing bright reflective clothing, collided with a 2010 Nissan Titan pickup driving away from a stop sign, according to Bellingham Police. The vehicle was driven by a 69-year-old woman.
The light on the man’s bicycle was believed to be functioning correctly, according to Lt. Robert Vander Yacht.
The bicyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
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“We advise all bicyclists to wear a helmet any time they are operating a bicycle,” Vander Yacht said.
The woman was not impaired by alcohol or drugs, he added.
Investigators are still working to determine if any enforcement action will be taken.