Bicyclist hit by motorist reportedly backing out of a driveway

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

A bicyclist was struck and injured by a motorist who reportedly was backing out of a driveway in Valencia Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 8:45 a.m., paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a person hit by a vehicle on Via Pacifica between the cul-de-sac and Wiley Canyon Road.

“We responded for a vehicle-vs.-bike,” Lt. Doug Mohrhoff of the SCV Sheriff’s Station said. 

Paramedics arrived at the scene at 8:22 a.m., Fire Department spokesman Sean Rios said.

“Someone was hit by a car backing out of a driveway,” he said.

The injured person was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

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