CONCORD, CA – A pickup truck struck and killed a 60-year-old man on his bike Wednesday morning just after midnight, police said.
The fatal accident occurred at about 12:05 AM on southbound San Miguel Road in the vicinity of Systron Drive, according to police. The truck driver, a 57-year-old man from Antioch, suffered no injuries. He immediately called 911, remained at the scene and cooperated fully when the police arrived to investigate the collision.
Police held off identifying the victim until his family could be notified. Officers however did go ahead and pronounce him deceased at the scene.
Investigators still have not ascertained why the truck struck the cyclist, but it is not believed that drugs or alcohol played a part. Police closed San Miguel Road for 3 ½ hours between 1080 San Miguel Road and Systron Drive, a three-tenths-mile stretch.
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What typically causes a cycling accident in Concord?
There can be quite a few contributing factors, any one of which can lead to a serious bicycle accident in Concord. It could be distracted driving and/or a distracted cyclist, either one could ignore a stop sign or fail to yield, one or both could be drunk or on drugs, and bad weather can often be a factor.
Types of injuries that commonly result from bicycle accidents include the following:
- Fractured or crushed bones that can be so serious that amputation may result
- Serious bruises, road rash, skin abrasions and cuts that may lead to disfigurement
- Partial or complete paralysis due to severe spinal cord injuries
- Closed head injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries
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(Source: East Bay Times)
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