Cyclist transported to hospital after crash on Hearst Avenue

Ashley Chen/Senior Staff

Ashley Chen/Senior Staff

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A female cyclist was involved in an accident on Hearst Avenue near its intersection with Euclid Avenue Friday morning.

Hearst Avenue was blocked off east of Euclid for about half an hour as emergency personnel responded after a cyclist appeared to lose control of her bike at about 11:30 a.m., according to witnesses.

Witness Bali Singh was driving in a car behind the cyclist when she fell.

“She was riding in front of me when she lost control,” Singh said. “At first, it looked like she was trying to gain control, but she flipped over. I went over, and she started seizing for about three or four minutes, and she was blue, not breathing right.”

The cyclist was responsive when paramedics arrived and was able to contact a friend, according to witness Camille Picket, who assisted the victim while paramedics arrived.

Paramedics arrived at the scene at about 11:35 a.m. and took the cyclist to Highland Hospital in Oakland.

The cyclist’s bike and helmet were lying next to her, although it was unclear whether she was wearing the helmet.

“I believe she was wearing a helmet, and it has some damage to it,” said Singh.

The scene was cleared by 11:55 a.m., and regular flow of traffic resumed.

Contact Andrea Guzman at [email protected]

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