SAN DIEGO - The driver of a pickup truck has been arrested and charged with reckless driving for trying to force his pickup truck into a lane merge, and then striking and severely injuring a bicyclist on state Route 67 near Poway.
Douglas Lane, 50, of Ramona, was arrested by El Cajon police on a felony warrant Saturday, sheriff's deputy Aaron Meleen said. He was charged with reckless driving causing injury, the deputy said.
Deputies say Lane was driving a Dodge 3500 pickup truck northbound SR-67 where it narrows from two lanes to one north of Poway Road on Oct. 26.
The pickup allegedly hit the right side of a northbound sedan as Lane tried to squeeze in from the right. The truck then ran into a bike lane on the right side of the road and hit a bicyclist.
The bicyclist was taken to Palomar Medical Center and treated for severe injuries, Meleen said.
Investigators later determined that Lane had been driving the truck, Meleen said. A felony warrant was issued for his arrest on Nov. 19, and he was arrested Saturday.