Tractor Trailer Strikes, Injures Cyclist in Washington D.C.

A bicyclist was seriously injured on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when he was struck by a tractor trailer while riding on U Street NW in Washington D.C. According to a report by WAMU, the cyclist was riding a bike from the Capital Bikeshare program when he was hit by a tractor trailer between 10th and 12th streets. He was transported to a nearby hospital and listed in stable condition.  A police investigation into the accident continues.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckAccidents.org, truck accidents cause 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries for every 100 million miles that trucks drive on U.S. road ways.

(Photo credit: WAMU)

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