A Craig woman was injured Monday when she struck the open door of a parked car while riding her bicycle on Victory Way.
Craig Police, Craig Fire/Rescue and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Service responded to the accident, which occurred at about 10 a.m. near Victory Way and Taylor Street.
Sophia Gonzalez-Grajalva, 34, struck the door while the driver of the car was opening it.
The driver of the car said the door was only open a few inches when Gonzalez-Grajalva struck it.
The driver, who was visibly shaken after the accident, said the victim was riding too close to her car.
"She shouldn't have been that close," the driver said after the accident.
Gonzalez-Grajalva had lacerations on her head. She was taken by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and later released.
Officer Sue Burns of the Craig Police Department said neither the driver nor the cyclist was cited after the accident.
"There will be no citations at this time," she said. "That may change."
Burns said bicyclists are allowed to ride in the street with traffic, which Gonzalez-Grajalva was doing. She said bicyclists need to pay attention to other vehicles and yield just like motor vehicles do.
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