SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 42-year-old man suffered critical head injuries Monday morning when he was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in National City, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
National City Police responded to the scene on R Avenue, near East 5th Street, shortly after 6:30 a.m.
The circumstances behind the incident remain unclear at this time, but authorities said the man was riding a bike down a residential road when he was struck.
Medics administered aid to the victim before rushing him by ambulance to a local hospital. The patient, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, sustained life-threatening head trauma.
The driver, who was not suspected of DUI, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Officials have since determined her to be not at fault in the event.
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