Word is just coming in that another bike rider has died after being hospitalized following a collision.
Last week EGP News reported that a bike rider had undergone surgery after suffering major injuries while riding in Boyle Heights.
The victim was riding against traffic on westbound Fourth Street near South Mission Road around 10:15 pm on Monday, October 12th when he was hit head-on; the driver remained at the scene.
An email from his niece identifies the victim as Adolfo “J.R.” Haro. The family just learned of the collision and his death because he was not carrying identification.
She also reports the driver was speeding.
A vigil will be held and a ghost bike installed at 6:30 tonight.
This is the 61st bicycling fatality in Southern California, and the 23rd in Los Angeles County; it’s also the 10th bicycling death in the City of Los Angeles.
Update: An LAPD officer reports that Haro was walking his bike in the streets against traffic, rather than riding, even though there was a sidewalk he could have been using.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Adolfo “J.R.” Haro and his family.
Thanks to Danny Gamboa for the heads-up.