SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- At about 2:45am today, the driver of a one ton flatbed utility truck called 911, saying that he had just been involved in a collision with a bicyclist in the area of Wildwood Avenue in South Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe Police say the 29-year-old driver from Visalia, CA said he had been traveling east on U.S. Highway 50 in the #2 lane at about 25mph and never saw the bicyclist. He says he immediately stopped his vehicle when he felt an impact. He then saw the damaged bicycle and the injured bicyclist lying on the south side of the highway. His name is not being released due to investigative purposes.
The bicyclist, 25-year-old Donovan Boling, sustained significant injuries in the collision and was air lifted to Reno for medical treatment. Police say it appears the cyclist had not been wearing a helmet. He wore a gray tank top over a white t-shirt, black pants and black shoes. The bicycle had no headlamp and no reflectors anywhere except for a single red reflector facing rearward under the seat.
The investigation of this collision is still in progress. No fault or primary collision factor has yet been determined. If anyone witnessed this event or has information which may assist in this investigation, you are encouraged to call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 and request to forward this information to Officer Rebecca Morris, or to Secret Witness at 530-541-6800.