Reporter Ryan Rasmussen:
When you’re on a bike you have the right of way no matter what, right? Wrong! That’s what a BYU-I Student found out this morning as she darted across this intersection and struck a bus.
On the fifteenth of September at seven fifty an eighteen-year-old girl entered the crosswalk before looking to see if the road was clear. At the same time a small transportation bus was entering the intersection.

Captain Lewis Rexburg Police:
“She was injured. She hit the driver side area of the bus and she received some minor bumps, bruises, and scrapes. She was transported to the hospital to be checked-out.”

Reporter Ryan Rasmussen:
The bus was issued a citation, however it was not collated with the bike accident. The bus had entered the crosswalk while a pedestrian was in the intersection. The student riding the bike then passed the pedestrian and hit the bus.

Captain Lewis Rexburg Police:
“We issued her a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Not dealing with the bicyclist that collided with it. It was with the pedestrian that was within that crosswalk.”

Reporter Ryan Rasmussen:
Rexburg has seen a jump in accidents since the semester began in the last week alone. This is a major concern for Rexburg police as they ask students to get back to the basics when it comes to road safety.

Captain Lewis Rexburg Police:
“We do have a lot of close calls we have accidents where vehicles fail to yield to pedestrians within the crosswalks. What we’re asking is stop, look, and listen. Check both directions. Just don’t assume you have the right of way. Make sure that the road is clear. Because you don’t have the right of way if a car is so close to constitute a hazard.”

Reporter Ryan Rasmussen:
BYU-Idaho has been bombarded by accidents since the semester began and that is less than a week. Only hours after the first accident a second accident occurred in this exact same intersection. This unprecedented amount of accidents is leading police to start writing citations as they enforce the law. So expect if you break the law you will be ticketed. On 1st West 2nd South, this is Ryan Rasmussen, Scroll Digital.