Drivers vying for right of way on SR-67 send bicyclist to hospital with severe injuries

Saturday, Oct. 26—A collision between two drivers struggling for the right of way on northbound state Route 67 in Poway today sent one of them into the bicycle lane where it struck a rider, a sheriff’s deputy said.

The drivers of a Volvo S 60 and a Dodge Ram 3500 collided about 9:45 a.m. where state Route 67 transitions from two lanes to one north of Poway Road, sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Meleen said. He did not say which of the drivers would have had the right of way.

The passenger side of the Volvo bumped the driver’s side of the Dodge, which then veered into the bicycle lane on the right side of the road and struck the bicyclist, Meleen said.

The bicyclist was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be treated for severe injuries, Meleen said.

Meleen asked anyone who saw the crash to call 858-513-2820.

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9 Comments for “Drivers vying for right of way on SR-67 send bicyclist to hospital with severe injuries”

  1. Mike D

    I see "truggling for the right of way on northbound state Route 67 in Poway" almost every time I drive that stretch, what is it with some people that they can't let one more car get in front of them? most of the time they end up one car behind the other at the light at Dye road anyways. Slow down people! you're not a loser if the other guy gets in front of you, but you are a loser if you damage a life trying for the lead.

  2. Guest

    Does this incident really surprise anyone? What does surprise me is the increase of recreational bicyclists riding along 67. Mixing bikes with traffic along this stretch is a deadly mix.

  3. Guest

    Bicyclists, be ready for it, as this is coming soon on San Vicente Road …

    • Torry

      They are there now. At least after the improvements there will be large designated bike lanes so they don't have to cycle in the roadway.

  4. Guests

    They don't have to cycle in the roadway. They choose to cycle on roads that cannot safely accommodate them in pursuit of their recreational hobby. In doing so they cause a distraction for motorists at the very least. It's a wonder there aren't more accidents.

    • Guest

      clearly, it's the cyclist's fault (eye roll).

      • JimC

        Yes, it is their fault. Hwy 67 is the main road in and out of a town with 40K residents. The road is incredibly busy, yet these weekend warriors often ride side-by-side instead of single file. Now, we get the state implementing a law that requires drivers to leave at least 3 feet when passing a bicyclist. These idiots will probably be riding down the center of the traffic lane now. Just think how weekend traffic will get clogged then!

  5. Michael

    My friends and I road are motorcycles on Sat. along that stretch. There were a lot of people on the road that day. Trucks,cars, motorcycles,bicyclists. It seem now days people are in such a hurry, thinking this is my road get out of My Way! Common Courtesy are far and few between anymore. Unfortunately if your the smallest object on the road you will lose every time.

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