Cyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Country Estates

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Saturday, Feb. 15—

A 67-year-old woman visiting from central California was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center after she lost control of the bicycle she was riding and landed face first into a rocky ravine, losing consciousness about a half-mile east of Cope Trail in San Diego Country Estates this afternoon, Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department reports.

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The woman was riding on a trail when the accident occurred, said Ramirez. Emergency crews received a report of a bicyclist down at 1:41 p.m. With the assistance of Good Life Resort staff and equipment, emergency responders located the woman, who had suffered facial injuries and abrasions on her arms and abdominal area, said Ramirez, noting she was unable to recall the event. The Calaveras County resident was wearing a helmet and was conscious when transported to the hospital, he added.

   
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