And then there were three.
Simon was walking his bike in the middle of the block across Francisquito Ave just west of California Ave in West Covina around 8:10 pm on January 23rd when he was hit by a westbound SUV.
The driver fled south on Sunset Ave, apparently without stopping, leaving Simon suffering from severe injuries in the street.
The car was described as an older silver Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1997 to 2001; police said it may have damage to the front driver’s side.
Anyone with information is urged to call West Covina police at 626/939-8500, or 24-hour tip line at 626/939-8688.
Let’s catch this jerk.
This is the third bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the first in LA County; that compares to six in the county this time last year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Emilio Simon and his family.