June 9, 2011 - San Diego, Calif. - Two bicyclists suffered serious injuries in two San Diego accidents that occurred on Friday, May 20, in Scripps Ranch and San Carlos, 10news.com has reported.
The bicycle accidents, which occurred within 30 minutes, involved a 49-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy. The 49-year-old was riding on Mission Gorge Road shortly before 7 a.m. when he crashed into a cement truck, said Frank Cali, an officer with the San Diego police.
According to Officer Cali, the truck had exited Superior Ready Mix and turned right, seconds before the collision. The cyclist had been traveling rather quickly and probably could not stop in time to avoid hitting the truck.
He sustained a head injury, fractured rib and broken ankle, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
In the other bicycle accident, the 16-year-old was riding downhill when he lost control of his bike and crashed into a light pole and then a wall on Scripps Ranch Boulevard shortly after 7 a.m. He suffered a severe head injury.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in California in 2009.
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- crashes involving large trucks; and
- rollover accidents.
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