Fashion Valley Mall Bicyclist Suffers Brain Bleed Injury, Other Serious Injuries After Crash

A 61-year-old bicyclist was left with serious injuries after a car started his left turn too early and hit him, police said.

The incident happened at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Riverwalk Drive in the Mission Valley West neighborhood. The male bicyclist was riding southbound in an exit lane from the southwest Fashion Valley Mall entrance when a 52-year-old man started his left turn too early.

The man, driving eastbound on the 1200 block of Riverwalk Drive, made a left turn into the mall parking lot. He struck the bicyclist and caused serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital where it was discovered he had a brain bleed injury, fractured ribs, fractures to his face and abrasions.

Intoxication is not suspected to be a factor.

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division is investigating.

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