Bicyclist seriously injured after being hit by trolley in La Mesa

LA MESA, Calif. - A trolley struck a bicyclist at an East County intersection on Tuesday, leaving him seriously injured and halting light-rail service in the area for about 90 minutes.

The accident at Spring Street and University Avenue in La Mesa occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Witnesses reported that the westbound bicyclist rode between closed grade-crossing arms into the path of the northbound trolley, ignoring warning lights, police said. Medics took him to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of a severe leg injury.

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