RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A 17-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition on Tuesday after being hit, then dragged by a car in Rancho Cordova on Monday night.
According to deputy Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept., the cyclist was riding near the Light Rail station at Folsom Blvd. and Mather Field Rd. when he was struck by the car.
Rancho Cordova police officers arrived at the scene around 8:45 p.m. and immediately called for medical response to transport the youth to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Ramos.
A preliminary investigation conducted by officers at the scene revealed the driver was traveling eastbound on Folsom Blvd. towards Mather Field Rd. when they hit the cyclist who rode onto the roadway and into the eastbound lanes of Folsom Blvd. After being struck by the vehicle, the teen was dragged about 50 feet before the car came to a stop, Ramos said.
"Preliminary indications are that the driver of the vehicle was obeying all traffic laws, and was proceeding through the crosswalk at the location with a green traffic signal in his direction," said Ramos.
Ramos said neither drugs, nor alcohol were believed to be a factor in the accident.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the Rancho Cordova Police Department's Traffic Unit at (916) 876-6675.