A suitable helmet protects and is not only essential for the youngsters. (Symbolic image) © Isaac Papadopulus
In cycling accidents on Friday, a Wartenberger (15) suffered a head laceration. An Erdinger (87) got away with abrasions.
Erding/Langenpreising – Two cycling accidents, and in both cases the cyclist was wearing a helmet. This presumably prevented more serious injuries. On Friday afternoon, an 87-year-old Erdinger fell on state road 2331 north of the district town.
According to police, he drove his pedelec in the direction of Berglern at around 16:20 p.m. and wanted to turn left into a dirt road. A 78-year-old woman from Erdingen overtook him with her Mercedes. She overlooked the cyclist, even though he had already given the hand signal. In the ensuing collision, the cyclist fell and suffered abrasions and bruises. The ambulance service finally took him to the Erding Hospital.
The pedelec was scratched and the mudguard was bent, and scratches appeared on the passenger side of the car. The damage amounts to a total of about 400 euros.
A head laceration and presumably a fracture of the left wrist suffered a 15-year-old Wartenberger on Friday around 17:15 p.m. With his mountain bike, he turned from a dirt road onto the local road between Hinterholzhausen and Vorderholzhausen in the municipality of Langenpreising.
In doing so, he overlooked the Mercedes Sprinter of a 53-year-old truck driver who was traveling on this road and a collision occurred in a right-hand bend. As a result of the collision, the cyclist was thrown about ten meters into an adjacent field and was injured. The ambulance service drove the young Mouintainmbiker to the Landshut Achdorf Hospital.
The bike was a total loss of about 1000 euros. The truck driver was uninjured. On the Sprinter, the front of the vehicle was dented. The damage is about 2500 euros. However, it remained roadworthy.