Bicyclist struck and killed in Carmichael
SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael.
The CHP said the driver of the vehicle was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist. The cyclist was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.
It was dark at the time of the collision and the rider was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.
The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see them until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.
The cyclist is believed to have been in their 20’s.
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