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Donations being accepted for bicyclist killed in accident

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad resident and community coach Eric Ringdahl was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle on April 21 on El Camino Real near La Costa Avenue. 

Recalled by friend Andrea Beyer Green as a “devoted father,” Ringdahl coached community sports teams with his wife Amy for his three children, ages nine, eight and five.

“Eric and Amy have been positive and supportive of not just their friends, teammates and fellow soccer and football coaches, but the entire Carlsbad/Encinitas community,” said Green.

When not coaching or waterskiing at the lagoon, Ringdahl worked with cell-based therapies as the director of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., according to Green.

To make a donation to help support the Ringdahl family, community members can send checks to the “Eric Ringdahl Memorial Fund.” Checks may be deposited at any Wells Fargo Branch or mailed to Wells Fargo, 277 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024.