FLINN SPRINGS (CNS) - A 58-year-old bicyclist was gravely injured Tuesday in a collision with a minivan on an East County road, authorities reported.
The man was riding a mountain bike to the east on Olde Highway 80 in Flinn Springs when a 2015 Toyota Sienna traveling in the same direction drifted to the right out of a traffic lane and struck him near Flinn Crest Street about 3:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
After hitting the cyclist, the vehicle crashed into a metal bus-stop sign, a mailbox and a parked Ford F-150 pickup truck, CHP public-affairs Officer Travis Garrow said.
Medics took the victim, who was not immediately identified, to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of life-threatening trauma. No other injuries were reported.
It was unclear why the involved motorist, a 67-year-old Spring Valley woman, lost control of the SUV, Garrow said.
The California Highway Patrol reported an increase in arrests for suspected drunk driving in San Diego County as its Memorial Day holiday enforcement period continued Sunday. CHP officers arrested 57 people for drunken driving violations in the county from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday, an officer said.
Firefighters were able to put out a brush fire in Lemon Grove Sunday evening, but several homes and part of the trolley infrastructure in the area were damaged in the blaze.
It's a sight no one with small children or pets wants to see: a group of bobcats strolling through a residential neighborhood. Bobcats were recently spotted in a 4S Ranch neighborhood and Sunday morning one resident captured video of them.
Two men accused of breaking into North County businesses were behind bars Sunday - and the businesses hit over the weekend might not be the first places they broke into. The two allegedly broke into a pizza place and a Thai restaurant in Rancho Bernardo, but were caught nearby.
A hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning left two passengers injured and the driver was at large, according to the San Diego Police Department. An unidentified female driver in her 50s was driving with a 39-year-old male passenger in the front and a 79-year-old male passenger who was asleep and unrestrained in the back seat.
An airline flight out of San Diego was diverted to Phoenix due to reports of an unknown odor in the cabin Sunday.
A 33-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in the Oak Park community of San Diego.
A suspect remains at large after an argument led to a man being slashed with a knife in Lakeside on Saturday night, deputies said.
A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.
Cooler than normal temperatures continued through the weekend. Warmer and sunnier conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday away from the coast.