A bicyclist is dead after being hit by an SUV in Carmichael, California Highway Patrol tells FOX40.
The bicyclist was heading east along El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue when, just after 8 p.m., an SUV crashed into him. The impact was so strong it sent the cyclist 50 feet in the air before he hit the ground, officers told FOX40.
The bicyclist didn’t have a helmet and his bike didn’t have a headlight, CHP notes.
After hitting the bicyclist, the SUV then hit a light pole. No one in the SUV was hurt.
Authorities say that the driver was not driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
While detectives are still investigating, a witness told detectives the driver was going the legal speed limit.
Luana Munoz and Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.