A bicyclist is recovering from a minor head injury after getting hit by a car in Chico. The accident happened just after five this evening at the intersection of Palmetto and Downing Avenues.
Chico police are investigating whether the man on the bicycle, believed to be in his mid 30's, had been drinking before he was hit. He refused transportation and was treated at the scene.
The driver of the Pontiac told police the bicyclist came out of nowhere. She slammed on her brakes, but couldn't avoid the bicyclist.
The driver didn't suffer any injuries and was not cited.