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MAJOR INJURY BICYCLE VS VEHICLE COLLISION IN EL CAJON
TYPE OF INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY BICYCLE VS VEHICLE COLLISION IN EL CAJON
DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: 03/23/19 – 6:25pm
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: FLETCHER PARKWAY AND CUYAMACA STREET– EL CAJON
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
On 03/23/19 at approximately 6:25 PM the El Cajon Police Department received calls of a vehicle vs. bicycle collision in the intersection of Fletcher Parkway and Cuyamaca St. Officers and paramedics from the Heartland Fire Department responded to the scene and found a bicyclist unresponsive in the street. The adult female in her 40’s was found to have suffered major injuries and was transported to a local trauma center.
After a preliminary investigation of the scene and the taking of witness statements, it appears the bicyclist was riding in a southerly direction in the crosswalk of Cuyamaca Street, against a red light. The bicyclist was struck by a 2017 Chevy SUV traveling in the #2 lane westbound on Fletcher Parkway. The driver of the SUV, a 53 year old male resident of El Cajon, remained on scene and has been fully cooperative with this investigation. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision at this time.
The El Cajon Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this collision to call (619) 579-3311.
We would also like to remind those who ride bicycles on the roadway to obey all traffic control devices, only cross the street at designated, controlled intersections, and wear bright or light colored clothing for visibility. The El Cajon Police Department also recommends the use of a safety helmet for all riders of bicycles.
Lt. Jason Taub
El Cajon Police Department – Patrol Division
Sgt. Kevin Reilly
El Cajon Police Department - Patrol Division
DATE/TIME: 03/23/19 – 2130 HRS
Police Chief Jeff Davis