A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman who had been heading east on Alpine Road on a bicycle at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, was taken to Stanford Hospital after colliding with a small westbound station wagon making a left turn at Indian Crossing, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Resident Angela Hey, who lives near the scene of the accident, said she called 911 after hearing a woman scream, followed a few seconds later by the sound of a crash.
Medics from the Woodside Fire Protection District and deputies arrived at about the same time, Detective Salvador Zuno of the Sheriff's Office said. The collision left the cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, with large cuts and scrapes on her left side, but not life threatening injuries, he said.
A Palo Alto man in his 30s was driving the car, he said.
The accident took place in a section of Alpine Road with a long downward slope heading east, allowing cyclists to pick up speed before reaching the stop sign at the intersection with Portola Road.
The collision caused damage to the bike and minor damage to the car, Mr. Zuno said. Ms. Hey said the collision damaged the car's windshield.