A bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a cement mixer in Chula Vista, California, on Oct. 24, 10 News San Diego reported. Dan Genevicz, fire captain with the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District, reported that the victim, who was identified only as a 51-year-old man, was taken by medics to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident forced a road closure for about 30 minutes, Genevicz said.
The accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sweetwater and Briarwood roads near the Bonita Golf Course, the California Highway Patrol reported. Both the cyclist and the truck driver were headed westbound on Sweetwater Road in Bonita when the driver made a right turn, striking the cyclist at Briarwood Road.
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