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Bicyclist Hit, Killed by Motorist off Salinas Road

By Sarah Kennedy, Producer, Sarahkennedy@kionrightnow.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 05:02:46 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 12 2014 12:34:42 AM CST

Bicyclist Hit and Killed In Pajaro

PAJARO, Calif. -

Emergency crews are investigating  an deadly accident that happened on Salinas Road at Lewis Road in Pajaro Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. along a stretch of road where cyclists are often seen riding.

Officers say a 73-year-old man from Aptos was riding northbound in the right shoulder, then made a sharp left turn into on coming traffic. That's when a 43-year-old female driver from Watsonville hit the cyclist.

CHP says drugs or alcohol don''t appear to be a factor and the driver and two young passengers were not hurt.
Officers say the cyclist was wearing a helmet and anyone on a bike should give drivers a hand signal if they plan to turn.

We don't know if that was a factor in this crash yet.