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The 46-year-old man was identified by police as 'a transient whose last known address was in Bakersfield.'

A 46-year-old man on a BMX bicycle rode off a curb and into the path of Honda Civic on Monday night in Redlands, and he was hospitalized in serious condition, a city spokesman said.

The accident occurred on eastbound Redlands Boulevard near Iowa Street shortly after 8 p.m. Sept. 17.

The man "rode his BMX style bicycle off the curb and into the path of an oncoming 1998 Honda Civic traveling at about 35 to 40 mph," Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said.

"The victim was thrown from his bicycle, suffering head trauma," Baker said. "The driver of the car, a 23-year-old Redlands woman, was not injured."

Redlands paramedics treated the victim at the scene, and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition, Baker said.

Eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard at Iowa Street were closed several hours while police investigated.

The man on the bicycle was identified by police as "a transient whose last known address was in Bakersfield." An update on his condition was not available Monday.

The acronym BMX stands for bicycle motocross.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tipsters can text 274637 using the keyword "REDTIP."

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