Woman badly injured during Bike the Bay

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 11:48:36-04

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A Coronado woman is recovering from injuries to multiple vertebrae after she says she was hit head on by a Bike to Bay participant during Sunday's ride.  

The woman says she was riding with her husband on the Silver Strand Bikeway when a rider crashed into her. The bike trail was closed in one direction for the ride's participants, but the other direction was open to everyday traffic. The woman says the riders weren't respecting the two-way lane. 

After crashing head on, she was taken to the hospital. She suffered a fractured nose and three fractured vertebrae. Doctors told her she was lucky to be alive. 

She wants Bike the Bay organizers to close down the whole path next year. Bike the Bay executive director, Andy Handshaw told 10News over the phone what happened to the woman is unfortunate. Handshaw said they take safety very seriously.

He said 100 safety marshals were on the bike ride to make sure people weren't going too fast. Handshaw said closing down the whole bike path is a possibility for future rides.