VISTA–A 13-year-old bicyclist suffered minor injuries when a motorist clipped his bicycle on a Vista road.
According to witnesses the driver returned to the scene of the accident.
A 77-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on East Bobier Drive when he clipped the back of a bicycle, ridden by a 13-year-old male traveling northbound across East Bobier Drive near the intersection with Calle Jules. The driver was traveling the speed limit with his headlights illuminated.
The juvenile was not wearing a helmet nor any reflective clothing and was not using a designated crosswalk. He sustained a very small abrasion to his left wrist, but was otherwise uninjured. The bicyclist was transported to Palomar Medical Center as a precaution. The driver explained he was in shock and it took him a minute to process what had happened, but returned to the scene shortly after.
Impairment of alcohol and/or drugs does not appear to be a factor in the collision.
Deputies from the Vista Traffic Division are handling the investigation.