Bicyclist killed in crash with fire truck in Grover Beach

July 28, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A bicyclist died after colliding with a fire truck in Grover Beach on Wednesday night.

At approximately 10:19 p.m., the fire truck hit the cyclist who was traveling on13th Street between Seabright and Trouville avenues. First responders transported the bicyclist to a hospital, where they died from their injuries, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. 

Following the crash, authorities closed the roadway for several hours. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

“Please watch carefully for emergency services personnel and drive safely,” Grover Beach police stated in a Facebook post.


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unusualsuspect

Pedestrians and cyclists have gotten confused in recent times. Yes, they have the right of way, but that does not mean they get to operate without any personal responsibility for their own and others safety. Too many totally indignant individuals out there :/


kayaknut

Actually I don’t believe cyclists have the right of way, they are required to follow the rules of the road just like those operating motor vehicles.


aft50s

I wonder if it was the young fireman that hauls ass around town in the ladder truck and uses the jake brake at every stop. That kid needs some lessons in driving a heavy vehicle in the city limits.


kayaknut

Perhaps the cyclist needed some more education on how to stop at stop signs.


unusualsuspect

Emergency services aren’t in a hurry?


kettle

Certainly not in some schools.