Another cyclist has died on the streets of Southern California.
For once, though, no one seems to be at fault.
According to Corona del Mar Today, a 61-year old Costa Mesa man apparently fell off his bike while riding in Newport Beach; sadly, he passed away after being taken to Hoag Hospital.
When they arrived, they found the victim in the roadway with no sign of a collision. He appeared to have suffered some sort of medical emergency and stuck his head while falling; no word on whether he was wearing a helmet.
It’s not clear whether his death was due to the head injury or some other cause. An autopsy will be performed later this week.
This is the 31st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth in Orange County. That compares to 47 in SoCal this time last year, and ten in the county.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.