NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 22, 2012 —
A Sacramento man died in a car-versus-bicycle accident this morning on West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.
According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, both the cyclist from Sacramento and the car that struck him were going eastbound along the 2000-block of West Capitol when the collision occurred just after 7 a.m.
“The initial investigation indicates both the vehicle and a bicyclist were traveling eastbound on West Capitol Avenue when the bicyclist swerved to miss a large puddle of water,” said Sockman in a press release. “The bicyclist pulled into the number two lane of traffic in front of the vehicle just before the collision. Weather conditions were severe and may have been a contributing factor in the collision. The bicyclist, a 51 year old male from Sacramento, suffered major head trauma and was pronounced dead on scene. His identity is being withheld until his next of kin can be notified. The driver, a resident of West Sacramento, was not injured in the accident. Speed and or alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in this accident.”
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