CARLSBAD–A male driver was charged with DUI after his vehicle collided with three bicyclists riding along Carlsbad Boulevard, a Carlsbad police spokesman said Wednesday.
Carlsbad police Wednesday morning received a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and multiple bicyclists in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. Officers found that a 1998 Cadillac driven by a 36-year-old male had collided with the bicyclists. City of Carlsbad Fire Department personnel responded and provided medical treatment to the injured bicyclists. One of the bicyclists was transported via helicopter and the other two were transported by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that the Cadillac was driving southbound in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. The bicyclists appear to have been riding southbound in the bicycle lane in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Blvd. The Cadillac drove into the bicycle lane colliding with the three bicyclists.
The driver of the 1998 Cadillac has been identified as a 36-year-old male from Escondido. The driver was arrested at the scene of the collision. Alcohol or drug intoxication is suspected to be involved in the collision.