40-year old cyclist critically injured in Costa Mesa collision

This does not sound good.

According to the L.A. Times, a 40-year old bike rider was critically injured in a rear-end collision in Costa Mesa Monday evening.

The paper reports that the rider suffered major head trauma when he was struck from behind while riding on the 1200 block of Victoria Street around 6 pm. Both the victim and the 26-year old driver of the 2009 Toyota Corolla are from Costa Mesa; neither one was publicly identified by authorities.

A satellite photo of the location shows bike lanes in both directions. However, there’s no word on whether the rider was hit while riding in the bike lane, which direction he was going or any other details that might help us understand what happened, and no other reports are available at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call Traffic Investigator Rick Cummings at (714) 754-5264.

And prayers might be in order if you’re so inclined; stories like this usually don’t end well.

One comment

  1. David says:

    Wow, that’s scary. I ride near that area all the time. In fact, my last ride on Monday took me through that very street. It leads to an entrance to the Santa Ana River Trail, and I like to climb and descend that hill along Victoria. Not surprised to hear that there was a collision there, though. Descending can be treacherous. I get right-hooked a lot over there.

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