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Escondido Police Department
Saturday September 8th, 2018 :: 07:44 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Serious injury Bicycle Accident

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Officer Nick Kluka
DATE: 09/08/18 PHONE: (760) 839-4966

PREPARED BY: Lt. Mike Kearney
SERIOUS INJURY BICYCLE COLLISION

On 09/07/18 at 10:49 PM, Escondido Police, and Fire personnel responded to a report of a vehicle collision involving a bicyclist in the area of El Norte and Centre City Parkway. Emergency personnel arrived and discovered the 14-year-old bicyclist still pinned under the vehicle. Fire personnel worked to free the child who was ultimately transported by Life Flight helicopter to Children’s Hospital.

Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, it appears the vehicle, a black Infinity, was northbound on Centre City Parkway at El Norte. The collision occurred as the vehicle passed through the intersection. The driver was identified as 28-year-old Escondido resident.

The bicyclist, a 14-year-old Escondido student, was riding in the intersection with no lighting equipment or safety gear. He suffered multiple serious injuries including life-threatening burns from the underside of the vehicle. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The Escondido Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward. Officer Nick Kluka is the investigating officer and can be reached at the above phone number.

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Address/Location
Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-839-4722

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