A man has been killed riding his bike in San Jacinto, with few details available at this time.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:36 this morning, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.
He has not yet been identified as of this writing.
No other information is available. However, it appears the driver may have remained at the scene, since a sheriff’s official reports it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.
A street view shows a T-intersection with a four lane highway on San Jacinto Avenue, with a dirt shoulder on one side and a sidewalk on the other, and a two lane street on Shaver.
It’s yet another tragic reminder to always carry ID when you ride.
This is the 25th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the third in Riverside County.
Update: The Valley News reports the victim was hit when he was traveling west across San Jacinto, and was hit by the driver of a northbound Toyota Camry, then again by the driver of a pickup as he was laying on the ground.
The paper notes the dark roadway has been the scene of several recent major and fatal collisions. Which could make the city responsible for failing to correct the situation.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.