Bike rode out in front of car at Rails to Trails, police say

A man was injured Thursday evening when he rode his bike down Rails to Trails and into the path of a car on Sixth street.

Taft Police Sgt. Corey Beilby said the man, who was not immediately identified, was eastbound on Rails to Trails “at a high rate of speed” when he rode out onto the crosswalk that at Sixth Street near the Oilworker Monument and was struck by a southbound car.

He was treated at the scene then transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield

The man suffered minor to moderate injuries, firefighters said.