SAN DIEGO — An electric bicycle rider died Friday after making a sudden move into a traffic lane and getting hit by a driver in Clairemont, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The collision was reported at 5:31 p.m. at the intersection of Genesee Avenue and Chickasaw Court.
According to police, the cyclist “made a quick movement to the left, into the #1 northbound lane, violating the driver’s right-of-way” before getting hit.
The rider, an adult man, was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries, police said. The vehicle driver remained at the scene.
According to dispatchers, a portion of Genesee Avenue was closed to traffic as police investigated the incident.
The news comes after a cyclist was fatally struck in Balboa Park Tuesday and another man was killed on his bike in a hit-and-run in Oceanside last week. The accidents have prompted calls by bike advocates to implement more road safety measures.