This has got to stop.
For the fourth time in the last four days, bike rider has been killed in a SoCal collision, this time in Ventura County.
According to the Ventura County Star, a man was hit by a box truck while riding his bike in the Meiners Oaks area of the Ojai Valley just before 1:30 pm Tuesday, as the driver was leaving a private parking lot on East El Roblar Drive east of Felix Drive.
The victim was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identification has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The driver remained at the scene.
There’s no word on where the victim was on the road or which direction he was riding, or which direction the driver was turning. A street view shows a two lane roadway with a parking lane on either side and a 25 mph speed limit, though that would not seem to be a factor in this case.
Anyone with information is urged to call 477-4100.
This is the ninth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second in Ventura County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 61-year old Ojai resident Christopher Angelos.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Christopher Angelos and his loved ones.