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Two cyclists injured in different parts of county on Bike to Work Day

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two cyclists were seriously injured Friday in San Carlos and Scripps Ranch in accidents that occurred 30 minutes apart, police said.

A 49-year-old man rode his bicycle into the side of a moving cement truck in the 7500 block of Mission Gorge Road about 6:45 a.m., said San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.

The cement truck had made a right turn out of Superior Ready Mix just before the collision, Cali said, adding that the cyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed. He suffered a head injury, a broken ankle and a fractured rib, but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, he said.

In the second accident, a 16-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury in the 10900 block of Scripps Ranch Boulevard about 7:15 a.m. Cali said the boy was riding his bike downhill on a sidewalk when he lost control and hit a light pole and a wall.

Thousands of San Diegans were expected to ditch their cars Friday for annual Bike to Work Day, receiving refreshments and other goodies at dozens of "pit stops" set up around the county.

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