74-Year-Old Man Kept Driving after Bicycle Accident on University Avenue
LA MESA, CA (October 23, 2019) – A 21-year-old man suffered injuries in a bicycle accident on University Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.
According to the La Mesa Police Department, the incident happened at about 4:20 PM. A westbound 1994 GMC pickup turned right onto Harbinson Avenue. There, the vehicle struck the bicyclist in the designated bike lane.
Emergency responders rushed the bicyclist to a hospital with a broken ankle. Meanwhile, the pickup truck did not stop to render aid and continued to head north.
A witness provided police with a vehicle description and the truck’s license plate number. The information helped officers locate the pickup and the driver on Vassar Avenue, about a half-mile from the crash scene.
When contacted by the police, the driver of the pickup was shocked to learn that he had hit a bicyclist. As per his statement, he thought that he had hit a curb and continued driving.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1400 as soon as possible.
It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of a car, truck, or bus. Stay within the speed limit, and follow the rules of the road to prevent any dangerous accidents. Always keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
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