Traffic in and out of the Lafayette Roundabout at Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road has been closed in all but one direction Tuesday after a car vs. bicyclist crash that left the rider seriously injured.
The accident was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Video from the scene shows a white van with right front end damage pulled to the side of the road and Lafayette police officers sealing off the roundabout for investigation.
Police said nurse and a doctor from John Muir Medical Center and a firefighter from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, who happened to pass by, immediately began to render aid to the bicyclist who was injured. Officers arrived on scene along with the fire department which took over medical care for the victim. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital. He is reported to be in critical condition.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing. The driver of the vehicle has been cooperating with police. The Lafayette Police Department is asking anyone with information on this collision to contact detectives at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. Tips could also be emailed to the Lafayette Police Department at: 94549TIP@gmail.com.