Some crashes just don’t make any sense.
According to multiple sources, a man was killed riding his bike on a freeway in Alhambra this morning.
The victim, identified only as a man in his 40s, was inexplicably riding in the carpool lane of the eastbound 10 Freeway just west of Garfield Ave at 4:30 am when he was run down from behind by a Metro bus.
He was pronounced dead at the scene; the LA Times reports the impact knocked him onto the train tracks in the center divider. The speed limit there is 65 mph, so there was virtually no chance of survival.
Bicycles are banned from most freeways, and the 10 through Los Angeles County is no exception. Even where it is allowed, bikes are not permitted in the traffic lane, let alone in the far left lane.
There’s no word on why he was there, or where he may of entered the highway. Or whether he had lights on his bike at that hour.
This is the 32nd bicycling fatality in Southern California, and ninth in Los Angeles County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 40-year old Eduardo Castillo, who is described only as a transient.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Eduardo Castillo and his loved ones.
Thanks to Henry Fung for the heads-up.