Truck driver and cyclist collide – both allegedly drunk.
A pickup truck driver collided with a bicyclist near Redwood City, and both were allegedly drunk.
Jose Luna, 40, of Redwood City was turning from northbound El Camino Real onto Berkshire Avenue in his Ford F-150 pickup truck when he struck bicyclist Alejandro Chavez, 31, of Redwood City at about 11 p.m. Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Chavez, who had been riding against traffic while pedaling in a northbound lane, suffered a broken back and leg, the CHP said. Both men were drunk, authorities said.
Luna pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court to drunken driving. He has a prior DUI conviction, authorities said. Chavez, the cyclist was cited for biking under the influence of alcohol, an infraction.
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Source: SF Gate