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Teen Driver Arrested After SUV Hits 3 Cyclists In Concord, Killing 2

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Scene of crash at Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road in Concord where a father and two daughters on bicycles were hit by an out-of-control Cadillac Escalade, April 7, 2012. (CBS)

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CONCORD (KCBS/CBS SF) — A 17-year-old male driver has been arrested on manslaughter charges in the death of 2 bicyclists in Concord.

The teen was driving a sports utility vehicle when it struck a fire hydrant and then ran into a family of cyclists, killing two, and injuring another.

According to Contra Costa County Fire Marshal Louis Brochard, the cyclists were a man, his 9-year-old daughter, and her 12-year-old sister.

41-year old Solaiman Nuri was pronounced dead at the scene.  “The nine-year-old female was in CPR at the scene, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital,” Brochard said.

KCBS’ Bob Butler Reports:

Concord Police Lt. Bill Roche said the 9-year-old daughter, Hadessa was taken to John Muir Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The 12-year-old daughter was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

The 17-year-old driver was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  He is facing vehicular manslaughter charges.  Police say the teen made an unsafe lane change and was speeding.

The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road, near the Ygnacio Valley Shopping Center.

The white Cadillac Escalade was traveling westbound, struck the fire hydrant, hit the cyclists, and crashed into a single-story building.

Police closed the area while authorities investigated the crash.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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