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San Ysidro, CA (December 1, 2019) – A bicyclist was seriously injured in a crash in San Ysidro on Saturday, November 30th. The crash happened along West Calle Primera at approximately 7:10 p.m.
According to police reports, a 46-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the northbound lanes of the roadway when he was struck by a pickup truck that was also traveling in the northbound lanes. The collision knocked the man off of his bike. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported the man to a hospital where he underwent surgery for head injuries and brain swelling. The bicyclist has not been identified at this time.
The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The crash is under investigation at this time.
We are saddened to hear of this accident and we hope that the bicyclist is able to make a complete recovery from his injuries.
Bicyclists are very vulnerable to being involved in serious accidents. While bicycling is a hobby that is enjoyed by many Californians, it can turn deadly when a bicyclist is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. The sheer difference in size and power often means that bicyclists sustain catastrophic injuries when they are struck by cars. Police will continue to investigate this crash in an effort to determine how it occurred.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a California bicycle accident, you may have important and valuable legal rights. If the crash was not your fault, you could recover damages from a negligent motorist, including payments for pain and suffering, as well as medical and prescription bills arising from the crash.
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