“After a preliminary investigation of the scene and the taking of witness statements, it appears the bicyclist was riding in a southerly direction in the crosswalk of Cuyamaca Street, against a red light,” says Lieutenant Jason Taub with El Cajon Police.
By Miriam Raftery
March 23, 2019 (El Cajon) – A bicyclist in her 40s who was struck by a sport utility vehicle at Fletcher Parkway and Cuyamaca Street in El Cajon is in a trauma center tonight with serious injuries.
Officers from the El Cajon Police department and Heartland Fire Department paramedics responded to calls reporting the collision at 6:25 p.m. They found the victim unresponsive in the street with major injuries. She was transported to a trauma center.
The bicyclist was struck by a 2017 Chevy SUV traveling westbound on Fletcher Parkway. The SUV driver, a 53-year-old man from El Cajon, remained on scene and has been fully cooperative with the investigation, Lt. Taub says, adding, that drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision at this time.
The El Cajon Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this collision to call (619) 579-3311.
“We would also like to remind those who ride bicycles on the roadway to obey all traffic control devices, only cross the street at designated, controlled intersections, and wear bright or light colored clothing for visibility,” Lt. Taub states. The El Cajon Police Department also recommends the use of a safety helmet for all bicycle riders.