This was a bad day for bike riders in Orange County.
According to the Orange County Register, a bike rider was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Santa Ana somewhere near the intersection of West 5th Street and North Harbor Blvd.
The New Santa Ana website places the time of the collision around 5:30 pm Saturday, and identifies the victim as an adult male. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both sites report the driver stayed at the scene. No other information is available at this time.
This is the 78th bicyclist killed in Southern California this year, and the 17th in Orange County; that compares with 12 in the county last year. And he’s the third bike rider killed in Santa Ana since the first of the year.
Update: Bill Sellin forwards an email from the Santa Ana police reporting the collision occurred at 300 N. Harbor Blvd. The victim was riding against traffic and attempting to cross the street when he was hit by a car traveling north on Harbor.
Sadly, police are still attempting to identify the victim. A reminder to always carry some form of identification when you ride.
Update 2: The Orange County coroner has identified the victim as 69-year old Hassan Davoodiaria. Thanks to Bill Sellin for the information.
My deepest sympathy and prayers Hassan Davoodiaria and his loved ones.
Thanks to Natalie and Bill Sellin for the heads-up.
Meanwhile, KNBC-4 reports a 73-year old bike rider is in grave condition after he was hit by a Honda Civic on southbound Moulton Parkway near Santa Maria in Laguna Woods just before 6 am Saturday morning.
Sound like prayers or good thoughts are in order.
We lift up our prayers for the family and friends of the victim and for the injured rider.
OC Coroner finally lists
Hassan DAVOODIARIA as cyclist killed on 11/15