Local Cyclist/Bike Mechanic Seriously Injured in Car Accident
Yoshio Garcia, a young man, bicycle commuting to his job as a mechanic at Coates Cyclery is at Arrowhead Community Hospital, and according to the latest report, remains in a coma, with severe injuries.
As reported in Friday’s Dailey Bulletin; “A 24- year old man riding a bicycle was seriously injured Thursday when he was hit by a vehicle at an Ontario intersection authorities said. The man (Yoshio Garcia) was wearing a helmet said police Officer Craig Ansman.
About 5:10 a.m., the man on the bike was going north on Etiwanda Avenue approaching Airport Drive, where there was a vehicle stopped in the left-turn land, about to turn onto Airport.
The bike ride went around the vehicle to make a left turn and was struck by a pick up truck going south on Etiwanda.
The man on the bike had major head trauma and was taken to a hospital, Ansman said.
Police said the traffic collision was the bicyclist’s fault for failing to stop at a red arrow.
Coates Cyclery has established an account for donations to help Yoshio. I am asking for your help to a fellow cyclist. Please consider making a donation to the “Yoshio Garcia Medical Fund”.
Checks may be dropped off at Coates Cyclery or mailed directly to Citizens Business Bank, c/o Greg Armstrong 818 North Mountain Avenue, Suite 100, Upland, CA. 91786 for direct deposit into the Yoshio Garcia Medical Fund account.