Cyclist hit by motorist on 101

Cyclist hit by motorist on 101
A bicyclist is being taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas after being hit by a motorist Monday afternoon. The cyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries in the collision on N. Coast Highway 101. Photo by Tony Cagala

ENCINITAS – Emergency services responded to a call Monday afternoon of a vehicle versus a bicyclist.

A motorist traveling north on Coast Highway 101 just past D Street attempted to make a right hand turn before colliding with bicyclist also riding northbound.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene at 1:23 p.m.

Crews from the Encinitas Fire Department and an AMR ambulance provided medical attention to the cyclist.

The cyclist was wearing a helmet and sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Lon Nguyen. The cyclist was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas for further evaluation.

The vehicle, a four-door sedan, received minimal damage, amounting to a broken passenger side view mirror.

Nguyen said alcohol wasn’t a factor in the accident.



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