A 69-year-old bicyclist was knocked to the ground by a vehicle in a hit and run incident on Main Street in Ramona Monday afternoon.
California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein said a 31-year-old male from Ramona driving a Chevy Suburban was stopped at Montecito southbound Main Street and failed to observe the bicyclist in the crosswalk headed northbound on Main Street as he made a right turn. The Chevy struck the front tire of the bicycle causing person on the bike to fall.
The driver exited his car to help the bicyclist, then fled the scene, and was later stopped and cited for misdemeanor hit and run and having no driver’s license, according to CHP.
The bicyclist was taken from the scene by ambulance for precautionary reasons to Pomerado Hospital, but was not injured, according to CHP.
A separate non-injury collision at 10th and B Streets was also reported Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. said Pearlstein. The accident scene took longer to clear than usual because of miscommunication between dispatch and the tow company, he said.