According to SignOnSanDiego.com, two separate San Diego area bicycle accidents lest two different cyclists with recovering from a personal injury on Friday, May 20th.
Bryan Caraveo, 48, of Santee, was struck by a dump truck whole riding his bicycle on Mission George Road in San Carlos, according to Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department. The accident occurred early in the morning, just before 7 am. Caraveo was wearing a bicycle helmet and riding in the bike lane according to investigators.
Caraveo was hit by a dump truck owned by Pave Pros, a paving contracting company, as it was turning into a parking lot. According to his son, Caraveo suffered 15 broken rips. Police do not expect charges to be filed at this point.
Caraveo had on only recently began riding his bike again. He suffered a personal injury, tearing his rotator cuff, after being hit by a car in another bicycle accident 4 years ago.
In another unrelated bicycle accident, a 16-year-old cyclist suffered personal injury after running into a pole and wall. According to the San Diego Unified School District, the victim is a ninth grader at Scripps Ranch High School, although they declined to release his name at this time.
Witness Timothy Zenick told reporters that he witnessed the bicycle accident. “He was definitely having problems with his bike,” Zenick said. “He was yelling ‘I can’t stop’ and yelling something else.”
Paramedics took him to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Investigators have not yet determined if his bicycle was working properly.
“He was trying to put his feet down to stop the bike and he was trying to brake, but they weren’t working,” says Zenick. “The bike was out of control.”