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Bicyclist Broadsides Turning Vehicle on 74

The crash on Highway 74 and Mesa View Drive was reported at 12:24 pm., according to sheriff's officials.

A 52-year-old bicyclist suffered injuries Saturday when he rode into the side of a Subaru driven by an 87-year-old Palm Desert resident turning from Highway 74 to Mesa View Drive.

The crash was reported about 12:20 p.m., according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Radek Horkel.

In a written news release, the sergeant reported that the cyclist was riding north on Highway 74, approaching the intersection with Mesa View Drive, when the motorist -- heading south on 74 -- made a left turn in front of the rider.

The rider could not stop in time and slammed into the Subaru, the sergeant reported; he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not thought to have played a part in the crash.

Anyone with information was asked to call investigators at 760-836-1600.

Scott Fisher December 31, 2012 at 05:49 PM
The way this article was written you are implying it was the cyclists fault but if the cyclist was headed north and the car was turning left the motorist was at fault.
Ada December 31, 2012 at 06:19 PM
The cyclist is not at fault...the driver should have looked before making the turn. Who is the man in the pictures...that is not the cyclist or the driver? Correct? Why is that picture with this story???
Papa Rich March 25, 2013 at 02:13 PM
lol booze again!

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