At approximately 5:30 p.m.on September 23, a bicyclist was hit by a car at an intersection in Ocean Beach.
The intersection of West Point Loma Boulevard and Abbott Street has a yield sign that residents Audrey Stratton and Lindsay Huston say causes many accidents. Their apartment is next to the intersection.
Stratton and Huston said they heard the accident and the bicyclist scream, "Oh, my God!" They claim there have been at least four accidents there in the past six months. They said one accident involved a small boy on a bike where fire trucks, police, and ambulances were called to the scene. They said no one seems to know that you slow down for a yield sign.
Stratton said she has called the city’s traffic department to request a stop sign be installed; she said she left a voice mail and her call was never returned.
According to San Diego police officer J. Featherly, the female bicyclist was heading south on West Point Loma; the female driver of the car was heading east through the yield sign when they made contact.
The driver pulled over immediately to help the bicyclist, who did not seem to be seriously injured but was shaking and had a bloody rash on her back where she hit the asphalt. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital by a friend who lived nearby.