Bicyclist Trapped Under Car

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 74-year-old man on a bicycle was hit by a car, run over, and then trapped. The 38-year-old woman, driving a Subaru Outback, hit the bicyclist when he went off of the sidewalk and into her path. The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. on April 18, as the driver was turning right from Chalmers Street to India Street.

Mechanics at a nearby motorcycle repair shop heard the accident occur, and they rushed to assist. The mechanics partially lifted the vehicle off the bicyclist before the San Diego Fire and Rescue crew arrived. According to Firehouse, the rescue team then lifted the car entirely off the bicyclist and rushed him to the hospital. Rescuers believe the mechanics helped save the man’s life when they partially lifted the vehicle.

The 74-year-old sustained significant injuries from the accident, including fractures of his left arm, rib cage, and pelvis. Although the injuries are serious and required immediate medical care, medics believe that the bicyclist will survive the accident. Police officers have not released information about the cause of the crash, but they are investigating the incident.

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