Teen cyclist hit by pickup after running red light

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Authorities was investigating a collision between a pickup truck and a bicycle that left the 16-year-old cyclist severely injured in Escondido.

The eastbound bicyclist apparently entered the intersection of Washington Avenue and Broadway against a red light and was struck by a northbound white GMC pickup around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Escondido police Lt. Justin Murphy. The rider was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be treated, he said.

The pickup truck’s driver, a 42-year-old Wildomar woman, stopped after the crash and is not suspected of having been under the influence of alcohol, according to the lieutenant.

Murphy asked anyone with additional information on the accident to call Escondido police at 760-839-4483.


  • IB catwoman

    I see cyclists’ running red lights and stop signs every day. Maybe they should be required to get a licsense so they would know the rules of the road are for them also.

  • steve

    FIRST SENTENCE.. Should be published: Authorities were. Not authorities was. ( I can do a better job than your editor. You should hire me I am a team player and I am easy to get along with. )

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