A man has been killed in a collision with a truck while riding his bicycle in Pomona this morning.
Unfortunately, that’s about all we know right now.
According to KCBS-2, the victim, described only as a man in his 40s, was struck and killed by the driver of a semi-truck in the 2800 block of Pomona Boulevard, a block east of the 57 Freeway, at 4:22 am.
The driver reportedly remained at the scene of the crash and was cooperating with investigators.
No other information is available at this time.
A street view shows a wide two lane street with a center turn lane in an industrial area, and a wide parking lane that would probably have been empty at that hour.
Meanwhile, a brief video from KCBS-2 says the victim was thrown a significant distance from the crash site, suggesting that the driver may have been traveling at a relatively high rate of speed.
This is the eighth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the third Los Angeles County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 49-year old Robert Evans; no hometown was given.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Robert Evans and all his loved ones.
Thanks to Henry Fung for the heads-up.