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.