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Three Bicyclists Hit by Car in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— On December 2, at 10:15 am, the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a report of a traffic collision involving a motor vehicle and multiple bicyclists in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. Officers responded to the scene and found that a 1998 Cadillac driven by a 36-year-old male had collided with three bicyclists.

City of Carlsbad Fire Department personnel responded and provided medical treatment to the injured bicyclists. One of the bicyclists was transported via helicopter and the other two were transported by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the Cadillac was driving southbound in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. The bicyclists appear to have been ridding southbound in the bicycle lane in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. The Cadillac drove into the bicycle lane colliding with the three bicyclists.

The driver of the 1998 Cadillac has been identified as a 36-year-old male from Escondido. The driver was arrested at the scene of the collision. Alcohol or drug intoxication is suspected to be involved in the collision.