A bicyclist was hospitalized with critical injuries after a collision on Tuesday morning.
Please avoid East Palm Canyon between Date Palm & Cathedral Canyon for a major injury traffic collision. Officers will be on scene for the next few hours. Please use an alternate route. @KESQ @NBCPalmSprings @MyDesert pic.twitter.com/aQPN2Gqi3s
— CathedralCity PD (@CathedralCityPD) October 29, 2019
The area of East Palm Canyon and Date Palm Drive was closed to drivers after the crash, which happened a little before 8 am, according to the Cathedral City Police Department.
This is happening way too often. Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Cathedral City in critical condition. Highway 111 closed for investigation this morning.https://t.co/IGo9Kx3QTO pic.twitter.com/rKPS2oRTBA
— jay calderon (@jaymcalderon) October 29, 2019
Officials told KESQ that a white jeep hit the cyclist, who was in a crosswalk, on Palm Canyon Drive. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.
#COLLISION on E. Palm Canyon between Date Palm and Cathedral Canyon. According to CCPD, this Jeep hit a bicyclist in the crosswalk. They’re investigating who is at fault. Avoid the area — it’ll be shut down until at least 10am.
— Madison Weil (@MadiKESQ) October 29, 2019
Emergency crews took the cyclist to the hospital for treatment.
Despite the road being closed, one motorist appears to have attempted to drive through the scene. It didn’t work out well for him.
— Colin Atagi (@TDSColinAtagi) October 29, 2019