Sad news from Perris, as a bike rider was killed in a wrong-way collision on Wednesday.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died sometime later.
No other information is available at this time.
A street view shows a wide four lane roadway with a center turn lane, with sidewalks and a wide concrete gutter on either side. No word on why he would have been riding on the wrong side of the roadway, rather than with traffic or on the sidewalk.
Anyone with information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Kiebach at 951/210-1000.
This is the 33rd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second in Riverside County; it’s also the fourth bicycling fatality in Perris in less than three years.
Update: The Press-Enterprise reports the victim has been identified as Perris resident Roger Villegas. He died at Menifee Valley Medical Center before 5:30 pm, roughly 45 minutes after the collision.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Roger Villegas and his loved ones.