Elderly Man Dies in Late Afternoon Bicycle Crash in Carmichael
CARMICHAEL, CA (November 17, 2018) – A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle late Saturday afternoon in Carmichael.
The fatal crash happened around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Winding Way and Rampart Drive.
A preliminary investigation revealed that a red Lexus RX 400, driven by a 50-year-old man from Carmichael, was traveling eastbound on Winding Way and had entered the intersection at Rampart Drive. At the same time, a 75-year-old man from Sacramento had been riding his bicycle southbound on Winding Way from a shopping center when he entered the intersection directly in front of the Lexus.
The impact ejected the elderly man from his bike to the roadway surface. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
CHP officials said that the bicyclist was not utilizing a light while riding during hours of darkness and he was not wearing a helmet.
Drugs and alcohol were not being ruled out as factors of the crash. Further investigation is underway.
With deepest sympathies, our law firm would like to send our thoughts of courage, strength, and support to the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
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