Teen on bicycle runs into car

PORT TOWNSEND — A 15-year-old girl was transported to Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend as a precaution after she rode her bicycle into the back of a car stopped at a stop sign Thursday morning.

The teenager had very minor injuries, thought to be in part due to her wearing a helmet, and was transported to the hospital “out of an abundance of caution,” said Officer Jeremy Vergin of the Port Townsend Police Department.

Morning collision

The car was stopped at a stop sign on 35th Street at the intersection of San Juan Avenue in Port Townsend before 8 a.m. Thursday, when the bicyclist ran into the back of the car and shattered the rear windshield, Vergin said.

The driver was not at fault for the collision, Vergin said.

The collision could have been worse if the bike rider had not been wearing protective equipment, the officer added, saying that he urged all bicyclists to wear helmets while riding.

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 5, or at zjablonski@peninsuladailynews.com.

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