Cyclist Killed In Solo Escondido Crash ID'd

Jerzy Nowak Of Escondido Killed In Bicycle Accident In 400 Block Of East Mission Avenue

Authorities Thursday released the name of a 79-year-old man who suffered fatal injuries when he fell off his bicycle in Escondido.

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Jerzy Nowak of Escondido was riding his bicycle in the 400 block of East Mission Avenue when witnesses saw him fall near Gamble Street about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

No other vehicles were involved in his fall, said Escondido police Lt. Tom Albergo.

Nowak suffered blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at 7:56 p.m. in the emergency room of Palomar Medical Center, the Medical Examiner's Office reported. He was not wearing a helmet and there was no light on his bicycle, Albergo said.

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