CARLSBAD, CA – ABC10 News reports that a 77-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a suspected drunk driver that fled the scene in Carlsbad on Friday.
The crash was reported shortly before 2:00 p.m. in the 6100 block of Aviara Parkway. Authorities say the driver involved fled the scene immediately after hitting the bicyclist.
The bicyclist sustained serious injuries in the collision and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. His injuries are reportedly considered life-threatening.
The vehicle involved in the accident was later located by patrols in the 1300 block of Laurel Tree Lane. The car matched the description of the one involved in the collision, and a man was found sitting inside it when officers arrived. Officials say the driver, ‘displayed objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication,’ and was arrested. He is currently being held at the county jail in Vista on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.
No other details have been released at this time. We will update this post as further information becomes available.
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