SAN MARCOS, CA – A 79-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike, Fox 5 San Diego reports.
The accident occured in the intersection of San Marcos Boulevard and Via Vera Cruz around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The victim was rushed to Palomar Medical Center with serious injuries to his head and legs.
The 23-year-old driver remained at the scene and is not believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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