Bad news from San Bernardino County.
According to the county coroners office, a bike rider was killed when he rode out into the path of a car in Bloomington yesterday evening.
The collision occurred about 6:48 pm near 11100 Cedar Ave when the rider reportedly darted out of a driveway into the path of an oncoming car. No word on why he exited the drive or didn’t appear to see the car coming.
The San Bernardino Sun reports the victim, identified only as a 34-year old Hispanic man, was transported to Kaiser Permanente in Fontana with severe injuries to his head and torso. He died at 7:26 pm, about 45 minutes after the collision.
According to the Sun, the victim was not carrying ID, and would have to be identified by the coroner.
Let this be a reminder to always carry some form of identification whenever you ride. Your loved ones deserve to know if anything happens, and your survival could depend on emergency care providers learning who you are and what medical conditions you may have.
I now ride with a Road ID that lists emergency contact numbers, as well as information about my diabetes. Just in case.
This is the 15th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second in San Bernardino County. That compares with 34 in SoCal and three in the county this time last year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.