CARLSBAD — On Sept. 19 Carlsbad police responded to a fatal traffic collision in the northbound lanes of Rancho Santa Fe Road just south of Calle Barcelona. Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a vehicle collision with a bicyclist. The bicyclist was trapped under the vehicle when emergency personnel arrived. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation indicated that the bicyclist lost control of her bike while attempting to enter the left turn pocket for northbound Rancho Santa Fe Road to westbound Calle Barcelona. As she attempted to regain control, she veered to the right into the path of an oncoming vehicle, which struck her.
Drugs or alcohol are not considered a factor in this collision. The investigation is continuing. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.