A 65-year-old man was killed Saturday riding his new electric bicycle in Solana Beach, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said.
The crash was reported just after 12:30 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 from Lomas Santa Fe, said San Diego sheriff's Deputy Brett Fuller.
"While riding in the designated bicycle lane, the rider attempted to overtake a slower bicyclist traveling in the same direction,'' Fuller said. According to Fuller, as he did so, the man's e-bike began to wobble and he fell into the nearest lane of traffic that was occupied by a slow-moving Dodge truck. The truck then collided with the 65-year-old male.
Paramedics took the man to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, where he died, the deputy said.
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The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, Fuller said. Drugs and/or alcohol were not believed factors in the crash.
Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff's non-emergency line at 858- 565-5200.