Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Police Identify Cyclist Hit By Car In Collision Last Week

bikesignOn Wednesday, July 3, at approx. 6:35a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision west of Jardine Road on Highway 46 East.

Officers determined a vehicle struck a 55-year-old male bicyclist after he entered the eastbound traffic lanes.  The bicyclist was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for major injuries. The bicyclist injured in this collision has been identified as Paso Robles resident Richard Cortez, Jr. His condition is listed as critical but stable.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in this collision and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators.  While the cause of the collision is still under investigation, it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were involved.