SAN DIEGO, CA – A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after being impaled by equipment on a pickup truck in Lakeside on Tuesday morning.
According to Fox News San Diego, the accident happened in a parking lot on Maine Avenue near Mapleview Street at about 8:20 a.m. The 54-year-old man was riding around a garbage truck in the parking lot when he was injured by a hook on the equipment rack on a 2017 Chevrolet truck.
He was impaled near his ear and jaw. When authorities arrived, they deliberated about whether to unhook the victim or cut off the hook. After about 20 minutes, during which the man remains awake and alert, they lifted him off the hook and transported him to a local hospital. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
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