Suspected Wrong-Way Bicyclist Involved in Serious Injury Traffic Collision

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — On December 7, at 6 A.M., officers from the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of a bicyclist that had collided with a vehicle on El Camino Real near Palomar Airport Road.

Arriving 0fficers found a 58-year-old male bicyclist lying in the roadway.

The Carlsbad Fire Department responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the bicyclist was riding northbound in the southbound lanes of El Camino Real just south of Palomar Airport Road when the collision occurred. Alcohol is not believedto be a contributing factor in the collision.

The 31 year old driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

It is important to remind bicyclists of the rules of the road, always riding in the same direction of travel. Also, the importance of visibility during hours of darkness

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Bicycle safety tips can be found here https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/bicycle-safety.

For more information

Sergeant Chris Karches, 760-931-2136 or chris.karches@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact

Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

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