E-bike rider hit, killed in Clairemont after moving into lane: police


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.

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