Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Bicyclist riding across Sixth Street struck by car

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