Truck hits Cal Poly professor riding a bicycle
January 30, 2014
A popular Cal Poly graphic communication professor suffered a broken pelvis after a pickup truck crashed into the bicycle he was riding to work. [Tribune]
Associate professor Brian Lawler was biking to Cal Poly around 8 a.m. Monday when the truck collided with him in the intersection of California Boulevard and Taft Street. Lawler said he was riding northbound when the truck heading southbound turned left into him.
Lawler suffered several scrapes and bruises in addition to the broken pelvis.
“I’m busted up, but I’m okay,” Lawler said.
The crash also destroyed cameras and other class equipment Lawler was carrying at the time.
The pickup driver stayed with Lawler until emergency personnel transported him to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. The hospital released Lawler Wednesday.
He said he hopes the city will make the intersection safer for bicyclists.