Victory Brewing riders Kirsten Robbins and Katharine Carroll where on a training ride on February 7 in Santa Rosa, CA on Highway 12, when they were surprised from behind by a motorist. It seems the older driver of the car did not see the riders and overcorrected to avoid the two girls.
He clipped Carroll and sent her to the ground hard, but the girls luckily escaped with just bruises and scrapes, as well as a sore shoulder. "If this is my brush with a car I feel pretty lucky," a shaken Carroll said. "Right now my shoulder is very sore and I want to get it checked out at the hospital."
"He came from behind and surprised us," explained Robbins. "I heard Kat grunt, and felt the car brush my hip, when I saw him swerve into oncoming traffic." The police arrived at scene and two motorists stopped to offer assistance. The blame was placed on the driver of the vehicle.