Bicyclist hospitalized with serious injuries following collision with van in Carlsbad

Police: Cyclist made an unsafe lane change

CARLSBAD, Calif. - A bicyclist who was struck by a van Wednesday in Carlsbad was hospitalized with serious injuries.
   
The cyclist, whose name was not immediately available, made an unsafe lane change on El Camino Real near Alga Road and was struck by the oncoming vehicle about 7:40 a.m., according to police.
   
The patient, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries, police said.
   
The Carlsbad Police Department's traffic unit will conduct an investigation into the crash.

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