Bicyclist killed in Carmichael crash

10:47 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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CARMICHAEL, CA - A bicyclist was hit and killed by a SUV in a residential area of Carmichael Thursday night.

The crash happened at the intersection of El Camino Avenue and Via Camino Avenue a little after 8 p.m.

California Highway Patrol said the SUV was heading eastbound on El Camino when it hit the bicyclist, a man in his 20s.

CHP investigators said the bicyclist, who was not wearing helmet, was riding westbound on the opposite side of the road when he was hit. The impact sent the cyclist flying 60 feet. The car then reportedly swerved and slammed into a telephone pole about 150 feet away from the intersection on El Camino Avenue.

Three people were in tan Honda CRV - the male driver, his ex-wife and the man's 10-year-old daughter. No one in the SUV was injured.

CHP said it's too early to tell if drugs, alcohol or speeding are factors in the crash.

The identity of the bicyclist is not known.


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