A Virginia Tech student was hospitalized Friday evening after being hit by a car while on her bike.
The accident happened shortly after 7 p.m. at the crosswalk on Prices Fork Road near Turner Street.
According to police, Apolinares Grazia, a 32-year-old, was riding her bike through the crosswalk when she was hit by a car.
Grazia was flown to a hospital in Roanoke for treatment of injuries. There has been no update on her condition.
The driver of the car that hit Grazia, Carolina Miguel, is being charged with driving without a license and failure to yield.
According to Virginia law, bicycles are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles. Police say the charge of failure to yield is likely to be settled in court.
Virginia law also states that, “A person riding a bicycle ... across a roadway on a crosswalk, shall have all the rights and duties of a pedestrian.”
Westbound Prices Fork was closed for three hours after the accident.