Word is just coming in that a 79-year old bike rider was killed in a Chino collision earlier today.
According to the Press-Enterprise, Manuel Vera Ortega was struck by Silverado pickup at noon Tuesday somewhere south of the intersection of Central and Washington Avenues. He was taken to a nearby medical center where he died less than an hour later.
The truck, driven by 73-year old William Parkinson of Chino, was traveling south on Central; no word on which direction Ortega was traveling or where he was on the roadway. And no other details on how the collision may have occurred.
A satellite view shows a five lane divided boulevard with no bike lanes, and only one visible driveway on the southbound side.
This is the 48th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fifth in San Bernardino County; that compares with 45 SoCal deaths and four in the county this time last year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Manual Ortega and all his loved ones.
Thanks to Danny Gamboa for the link.