Sad news from Perris, as a man was killed while trying to cross a busy street.
According to the Press-Enterprise, 60-year old James Pica was riding his bike on Orange Avenue when he attempted to cross Perris Blvd at 6:13 pm, when he was hit by a northbound car. He was pronounced dead sometime later at a local hospital.
The 18-year old driver remained at the scene, and was not suspected of being under the influence.
No other information is available at this time.
A satellite view shows a wide, multilane intersection with traffic signals in every direction; no word on who may have had the right-of-way.
This is 72nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 10th in Riverside County. It’s also the third riding death in Perris in the last three years.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for James Pica and all his family.