Redding Bicyclist Seriously Hurt after Being Struck by Vehicle

A Redding man has major injuries after a vehicle struck him while riding a bicycle on Lake boulevard and Hilltop drive Thursday night.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 4:28 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2018 5:19 AM

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding man has major injuries after a vehicle struck him while riding a bicycle on Lake boulevard and Hilltop drive Thursday night.


According to the Redding Police Department, officers got a call just after 7:30 p.m. about a bicyclist hit at Hilltop drive, the same area where some Redding firefighters could hear the collision.


Firefighters at the scene were able to immediately help the injured man known as Curtis Shottenkirk, 49, of Redding.


Shottenkirk was then taken to Mercy Medical Center.


Authorities then found out that Shottenkirk was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.


Police say Edward Plaza, 80, of Redding was driving his vehicle, turning right onto southbound Hilltop drive from Lake Boulevard on a green light, when Shottenkirk unknowingly crossed in front of the driver and was struck.


Authorities say alcohol or drugs or not factors in the crash.

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