On Friday, April 5, 2019, at approximately 1:29 PM, traffic officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to the area of Bob Hope Dr. and Casino, Rancho Mirage, in reference to a reported traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling northbound on Bob Hope Dr. when he collided with a bicyclist traveling east in the pedestrian crosswalk at Casino. The elderly male bicyclist was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol/drugs were a factor of the collision.
The investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Avila with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #S190950033.
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