Cyclist killed in solo Mt. Washington fall

According to the L.A. Times, a bike rider lost his life descending a steep hill in the Mt. Washington area early Sunday morning.

The Times reports that 34-year old Los Angeles resident Jean Carlos Galaviz was riding south on Canon Crest Street near Avenue 45 around 3:45 am Sunday. Galaviz had just left a relative’s home when he failed to make a turn and crashed into the hillside; he died of abdominal injuries and internal bleeding at USC Medical Center.

Police do no believe any other vehicles were involved.

No word on whether his bike had lights, which might have helped him negotiate the turn in the darkness.

This is the 47th cycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 12th in Los Angeles County. Galaviz is the 10 rider to die in a solo fall this year; half of those have occurred in L.A. County.

My deepest sympathy for the victim and his family and loved ones.

Thanks to Danny Gamboa for the heads-up.


  1. Jeanie says:

    Thank You Danny Gamboa for your kind words. I’m a cousin of Jean Carlos and we’re all sadden and shocked to hear about his passing…i love you cousin may you RIP.
    For everyone who rides their bikes down this street or anywhere please be careful, take all necessary pre-cautions, and wear protective gear. May god be with you

  2. Monique Gonzales says:

    JC was a dear friend of mine and he was a savy rider. He wouldn’t have been riding without lights , he knew better. He was a very special man and will be missed.

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