Word broke early this morning that the cyclist who was doored in Santa Monica on June 8th has died of his injuries.
Police continue to blame the victim for being drunk and not wearing a helmet, even though the latter is perfectly legal, if ill advised, and drunkenness cannot legally be considered the cause of a collision.
This is the 28th cycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 8th in Los Angeles County. Cortez’ death also marks the 8th fatality in a horrible month of June.
Thanks to Evan for the heads-up. And no thanks to SaMo authorities for failing to keep the public informed on this case.