Posted on Dec 21, 2023

Bicyclist, 82, struck by vehicle at intersection in Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO, NM - An elderly bicycle rider was injured after being struck by a vehicle in Rio Rancho recently, reports the Rio Rancho Observer.

The accident took place Nov. 27 in the vicinity of Palermo Court and Nagoya Road.  Responding police officers arrived to find the 82-year-old victim lying on the right shoulder of the roadway.

The driver told police she was headed west on Nagoya Road and did not see the bicyclist until he was in the middle of the roadway.  She was unable to brake in time and hit the rider.  The victim was taken to Presbyterian Rust Medical Center with shoulder and arm pain.

Police did not make any arrests in the case, and said that impairment did not appear to have been a contributing factor.

Further updates will be provided by our car accident lawyer in Albuquerque as more information becomes available regarding the incident.