61-year old bike rider killed in Rancho Cucamonga last week

Somehow we missed this one last week.

According to the Daily Bulletin, 61-year old Rancho Cucamonga resident Tyron Paul Dade was killed last Wednesday near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Hellman Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga.

Dade was attempting to cross Foothill near the Foothill Village Shopping Center when he was struck by a westbound driver around 6:25 pm.

He was taken to a hospital in Upland where he died half an hour later.

The driver, who was not publicly identified, remained at the scene.

A street view shows Foothill is a four lane divided roadway with center left turn lanes and bike lanes in both directions.

The question is whether Dade was crossing at the intersection or mid-block, and whether he was crossing with the light. Whether or not he had lights and reflectors on his bike could also have been a factor, since the crash occurred 20 minutes after sunset.

This is the 56th bicycling fatality in Southern California, and the 11th in San Bernardino County. It’s also at least the fifth in Rancho Cucamonga since 2011.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Tyron Paul Dade and all his loved ones. 

 

2 comments

  1. JD says:

    Our porayers go up for the family and friends of Mr. Dade.

  2. Richard Fox says:

    Once again, very sad. This location is only about a mile both east and south of where the popular Pacific Electric regional rail trail (PET) crosses. Trails are much safer to ride on than roads, especially at night, but you still have to get to them on roads if you don’t drive/park. If you do ride the lovely PET beware of cars running red lights at road crossings. I witnessed one near here a few years ago, but hopefully residents are getting used to and more tolerant of the extra signals by now.

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