SAN DIEGO -- San Diego police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bicyclist in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood as he was returning from a memorial for a 13-year-old boy killed in a bicycle crash last week.
The bicyclist was hit by a white Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV that turned into his path on El Cajon Boulevard near 52nd Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros. He was identified as 23-year-old Omar Avila.
Avila and a fellow bicyclist were leaving a memorial service for 13-year- old Jose Guadalupe Hernandez Dominguez when he was struck, according to broadcast reports. Dominguez lost control of his bike on a steep hill along 61st Street in Encanto Monday, was thrown from his bike and fatally struck his
head on the nearby trolley tracks.
Avila suffered a head laceration and broken ribs in Wednesday's crash, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to Delimitros.