Bike-car accident leaves one injured |

Bike-car accident leaves one injured

A 35-year-old woman injured in an accident Tuesday when her bike was broadsided by a car was in serious and stable condition Friday at Washoe Medical Center.

Haidy Harpole, of South Lake Tahoe, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said. The driver of the vehicle, Tasma Wilvers told police she was heading south on Herbert Avenue and had stopped at the stop sign at Herbert and Blackwood Road. Wilvers said she looked both directions and saw no traffic, and then started to drive through the intersection. Wilvers said Harpole appeared in front of her as she was almost across Blackwood.

Police said it doesn’t appear that Wilvers was negligent because Harpole had no lights on her bike and was wearing dark clothing. It was dark at the time of the accident and there were no street lights, investigators said. Harpole was airlifted to Washoe with head injuries.

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