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.

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