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70-Year-Old Man Hit by SUV After Falling From Bicycle

Published On: Mar 04 2014 07:47:39 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 02:00:00 AM CST
SALINAS, Calif. -

Salinas Police are investigating a major injury accident involving a 70-year-old man hit by an SUV early Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 5 a.m., a 38-year-old man was traveling westbound on West Laurel Drive in his Lincoln Navigator. According to Salinas Police Cmdr. Henry Gomez, as the man drove into the left turn lane at the intersection with North Davis Road, he came across the man laying in the roadway directly in front of him.

It appeared he had fallen off his bicycle, which was a short distance away.

The driver was unable to avoid the 70-year-old man.

The victim, who sustained major injuries, was taken to the hospital for treatment.