BICYCLIST INJURED IN LA MESA CRASH

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East County News Service
 
October 22, 2019 (La Mesa) – A bicyclist struck by a GMC pickup truck in  La Mesa this afternoon suffered an apparent broken ankle, says Lt. Brian Stoney.  The pickup driver, 74, struck the cyclist while making a right turn from westbound University Ave. onto Harbison.

“The driver of the pickp truck, thinking he had hit a curb, continued on without stopping,” said Lt. Stoney, adding that the cyclist was knocked to the ground. A witness provided a vehicle description and license plate number to police.

 
“When contacted by the police the driver of the pickup truck was shocked to learn that he had hit a bicyclist and cooperated fully with the investigation,” Lt. Stoney said.
 
The public is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 if they have any information regarding this incident.