Cyclist airlifted to hospital after flipping over handlebars |

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after flipping over handlebars

Cyclist airlifted to hospital

after flipping over handlebars

A cyclist was airlifted to a hospital when he accidentally flipped over his bike’s handlebars, the Grass Valley Fire Department reported Sunday. The call for help came at 4:48 p.m., fire logs show.

The man was riding his bike down East Empire Street near Empire Mine State Historical Park when he tried to slow down, Rob Penn, engineer for the Grass Valley Fire Department, said. The man went over the handle bars and fell, he said.

The cyclist, who sustained a left shoulder injury, complained of numbness in his legs and was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Penn said. There was no update on the victim’s condition available from the hospital.

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