Three bicyclists were injured, at least one of them seriously, when they collided with an SUV Saturday morning, Aug. 5, on Portola Road near the northern entrance to the Portola Valley Town Center at 765 Portola Road, according to a Woodside Fire Protection District official.
The injuries of one of the cyclists required immediate ambulance transport, fire district Battalion Chief Steve Slaughter told the Almanac.
The other two cyclists’ injuries were not as severe, Mr. Slaughter said. Firefighters categorized one of the cyclists for delayed transport and the other for minor injuries, he said. Both were taken in a second ambulance dispatched to the scene, he said.
The collision, reported to dispatchers at about 10:43 a.m., involved an “older model” SUV headed north on Portola Road and cyclists headed south, Mr. Slaughter said. “It was kind of a head-on collision,” he said, adding that the vehicle had minor damage.
A sheriff’s deputy was first on the scene, he said. The Sheriff’s Office has not yet responded to a request for details.
The driver was alone in the vehicle and “an older gentleman,” Mr. Slaughter said.
“There were a lot of cyclists there,” he said, but added that he did not know whether the accident involved a group of cyclists, given the popularity of the area with cyclists.
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