Fatal Electric Bike Accident on Sumner Avenue in Rio Del Mar
RIO DEL MAR, CA (January 23, 2021) – A man was killed after an electric bike accident on Sumner Avenue Saturday night.
The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. just south of Dolphin Drive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was driving his electric bike at approximately 30 mph when he struck a raised median. The impact ejected him into the roadway.
As a result, the bicyclist suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Authorities only described him as a 57-year-old Soquel resident. His identification is pending family and next of kin notification.
CHP officials said the victim was wearing a helmet.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident on Sumner Avenue. However, police are conducting a massive investigation and will provide an update when available.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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