Huntington Beach

Bicyclist fatally struck by car

A BICYCLIST died after a collision with an auto Thursday afternoon in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

An elderly man riding a bicycle died after being struck by a car Thursday afternoon in Huntington Beach.

According to Jennifer Carey, public information officer for the HBPD, the incident took place at Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street and was reported around 1:35 p.m.

Arriving officers found a 68-year-old man – a Huntington Beach resident – lying in the roadway. He had sustained “significant injuries” and was taken by ambulance to a local trauma center in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The man had been struck by a 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by a 23-year-old man from Bloomington, California. The motorist remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The investigation suggested the bicyclist attempted to cross PCH at 1st Street northbound and didn’t yield to the traffic signal. The Yaris, traveling west on PCH, struck the bicyclist.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call the (714) 536-5670 or (714) 536-5663.


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