PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Palm Springs Police Department is investigating two accidents that occurred within about 10 minutes of each other Tuesday afternoon. The collisions caused some traffic to back up on East Palm Canyon Drive.
Two cars and a bicycle were involved in the first accident, which happened at 3:44 p.m. on East Palm Canyon Drive at Cherokee Way. The bicyclist was hospitalized with major injuries after being struck by at least one of the vehicles, Sgt. William Hutchinson said.
Officer had to close one lane and they're working to clear the wreckage.
Nobody in either of the vehicles was injured.
The second crash occurred at 3:57 p.m. on East Palm Canyon and South Cerritos drives, about a mile west of the first crash, and involved a vehicle and a motorcyclist, but no injuries were reported by police.
Traffic was backing up on East Palm Canyon Drive while officers cleared the wreckage.