Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Encinitas, CA
Bikes: '11 Specialized Allez Comp
Crash on 101 today (1/29/11 SDBC ride), all pretty much okay
There was a crash in the B group of the San Diego Bicycling Club ride this morning, and I thought I'd post about it and mention that everyone was relatively okay. There was a fire truck on the scene quickly, which was positive. I believe there may have been a crash with a different group within the SDBC ride as well (heard it mentioned from someone at Java Depot and B&L afterward), but this info is about the B ride.
Crash happened coming south on 101 between La Costa Ave and Leucadia Blvd. Riders reported traveling at between 18-22mph. About 10-15 in the group at that point. A car pulled out abruptly but did not strike anyone. At least one rider braked hard to avoid the car, wheels collided, and 4 or so riders went down. Seems like no broken bones, but some road rash on hands, elbows, etc. One rider was run over by a few others and had a cracked helmet. Some damaged wheels and bicycles, but it didn't look like catastrophic failures (no frames that visibly came apart at the scene, etc). All in all, fortunate that no one was hurt more seriously.
Someone in the group had a helmet cam that I noticed when we stopped at the crash site, so there might be footage of the incident. Just to be clear, not assigning blame of any kind, nor criticizing anyone. Just sharing info on what turned out to be a scary/lucky morning. If anyone else was there and has more to share/info on injuries/video, post away.