A bicyclist died in Carmichael after being hit by an SUV which then ran off the road and hit a telephone pole. It happened Thursday night about 8 p.m. on El Camino Avenue near Via Camino Way. This witness described the sound of the accident for News10.

"I heard two thumps, I was in my room, and then we saw this," she said. 

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and riding on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident. A family in the SUV were shaken up by the crash but not injured. An investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the bicyclist is unknown at this time.