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Bicyclist hit by cement-mixer truck in Chula Vista

Posted: 4:44 PM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 19:44:45-04
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BONITA (CNS) - A 51-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured Thursday in a collision with a cement-mixer truck near Chula Vista Golf Course.

The man was riding west on Sweetwater Road in Bonita shortly before 9:30 a.m. when the driver of the construction vehicle, heading the same direction, made a right turn and hit him at Briarwood Road, according to the California Highway Patrol and firefighting officials.

Medics took the victim to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego for treatment of major but non-life-threatening injuries, said Dan Genevicz, a fire captain with Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Protection District.

The accident forced a roughly 30-minute closure of the intersection, Genevicz said.