A woman, riding a bicycle, was seriously injured Friday night after crashing into a pickup truck in Paradise. It happened just after 7 p-m on Elliott Road, just east of Clark Road.
Witnesses told police the 38-year-old paradise resident was riding her bike out of the Safeway parking lot, apparently talking on her cell phone, and simply pulled out onto Elliott Road without even slowing down. She slammed into a Dodge pickup, smashing into its windshield. The injured woman was conscious but badly injured, according to police.
She was flown by helicopter to Enloe in Chico. Her name has not been released. Police say it does not appear that the driver of the pickup truck was to blame.