SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A man was hospitalized Sunday morning after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle near downtown Chula Vista, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.
Chula Vista police said the incident occurred on Bay Boulevard near the H Street intersection at around 7:00 a.m.
An early investigation indicates the cyclist was riding south on Bay Boulevard in the middle of traffic because the bike lane was covered by tree debris. As the driver of a gray Toyota Corolla approached from behind, there was a miscommunication that led to the cyclist being struck from behind.
Authorities said the victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.
No further information has been released regarding any pending charges, but a city street sweeper was scheduled to clear the bike lane from debris.
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