FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Officer Tyler Songer, 760.839.4454
This evening at approximately 7:29 PM, Escondido Police and Fire personnel responded to a call that a bicycle rider was involved in a traffic accident at Mission Avenue east of Gamble Street. There were no vehicles involved in this accident, only the bicycle. The bicyclist, a 79 year old male Escondido resident, was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. The man was not wearing a helmet, and there was no lighting equipment on the bicycle. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this accident. Witnesses with information concerning this tragedy are asked to call Officer Tyler Songer, Escondido Police Department Traffic Bureau, at 760.839.4454.
- Lt. T. Albergo, Traffic Bureau
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