FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The driver of the car is likely not to blame in a crash that left a bicyclist trapped under an SUV on Tuesday in Fairfield, police said.
The Fairfield police were called to the accident scene on Stratfield Road shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Two bicyclists had been traveling south on the northbound side of Stratfield Road, the police determined during the investigation.
At the intersection with Suburban Avenue, a woman driving a white SUV attempted to turn north onto Stratfield when the two bicyclists hit the car, the police report said.
The two female bicyclists rode into the car, with one glancing off the hood and the other thrown to the ground directly in front of the car, police said. The woman became stuck under the hood as the car came to a stop but was not dragged, police said.
The woman trapped under the car dislocated her hip but was conscious and talking as members of the Fairfield Fire Department lifted the car and took her to the hospital, police said.
The driver of the car was an emergency room nurse from Bridgeport Hospital and kept the woman calm as the car was lifted off her, police said.
"We put a lot of effort forward to encourage a general sharing of the road," said Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara. But bicyclists need to obey all traffic laws, he said.
Both women who were hit should have been riding their bikes on the other side of the road, traveling with the flow of traffic, he said.
Police say it is likely that the cyclists would be issued infractions in the accident.