TV stations in San Diego just missed broadcasting a hit-and-run that appeared to leave a cyclist seriously injured as it happened on Thursday night.
San Diego cyclist Bill Davidson sends word that San Diego’s XETV-6 reported the collision occurred just before 10 pm as news vans were gathered to report on flooding from a broken water main in the parking lot of this shopping center at Rosecrans and Cauby Streets.
Multiple news vans were on the scene BEFORE the collision because there was flooding in the area. They were parked in the shopping center maybe 50 yards inside the driveway. The news crews were still in their vans preparing to do live coverage of the flooding at 10pm when they heard a loud thump. They called 911. EMT’s on the scene in approximately 6-7 minutes.
Victim appeared to be in his 50’s or 60’s. He had lights and a reflective safety vest. He was alive and conscious but obviously seriously hurt. No helmet.
Two witnesses. California plate 717229, sliver truck. Mirror on the truck broke off and was lying in the road.
Davidson adds that the reporters said they didn’t hear skidding before the collision, though the heavy insulation on the trucks could have masked the sound. The victim’s bike was resting just steps away, directly in the entrance to the shopping center.
Unfortunately, the story hasn’t been posted online, and there doesn’t seem to be any update on the condition of the victim or whether the driver has been apprehended.
If anyone has additional information, let us know.
Friday’s breaking news kept me from updating this weekend’s events.
However, the big weekend bike news is Carmageddon.
Not that the end of the world is nigh, as cars will once again be banned from from the 405, but that bikes are taking over the streets presumably abandoned by motor vehicles. Streetsblog has all the information you need on the weekend’s three remaining major rides, while ARTmageddonLA starts on Saturday.
And if you’re bold enough to brave the freeways, the 2012 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships will be taking place all weekend at the Home Depot Center VELO Sports Center.
[…] Right Place, Wrong Time. San Diego News Crews Call in Hit and Run (Biking in L.A.) […]