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Press Release: Fatal – Traffic Collision
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: April 05, 2019 Time: 5:45 PM
Incident Date: April 05, 2019 Time: 1:29 PM
Incident Location: 32-000 of Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): S190950033


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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