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Fatal Collision – Grand Av & Cedar St

Photos submitted by Marco Carapia.

On March 6, 2020 at 8:04 AM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle versus bicycle collision on Grand Avenue at Cedar Street.

The initial investigation disclosed the following. A silver 2014 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 39-year-old Escondido resident, was eastbound on Grand Avenue approaching Cedar Street in the number two lane. A bicycle, ridden by a 21-year-old Escondido resident, was north on Cedar Street approaching Grand Avenue. The bicyclist failed to stop for the stop sign and entered the intersection in front of the Dodge Caravan. The bicyclist was struck by the Dodge Caravan and died at the scene.

This collision is under investigation by Officer Mike Nelson of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Nelson at (760) 839-4407.

2 responses to “Fatal Collision – Grand Av & Cedar St”

  1. J. says:

    That’s very tragic. So very sorry for the deceased’s family. I see bicyclists ignore the rules of the road often…?? Don’t they know?? And often the same people who drive drunk & lose their license simply switch to riding a bike drunk. Not saying that’s what happened this time, but they need to be careful too. It can’t just be drivers in cars watching out for THEM.

  2. Nanci says:

    It’s not only bikes, it’s drivers as well. Many run red lights, some speed up trying to get through yellow light. It you are 1/2 way in the intersection on a yellow, it’s the same as running a red light. Another is right hand turns on a red. You need to come to a complete stop BEHIND the white line for 3 seconds. Lastly, speeders! No one drives the speed limit. Escondido would make a bundle if there were more motor jocks out of view. Is there a traffic division anymore? Get out there EPD.

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