A bad month has gotten worse, as a bike rider was killed in Palmdale Monday morning.
According to the Antelope Valley Times, 39-year old Lancaster resident Amin Hopkins was riding south on Country Club Drive at 6:50 am yesterday when he allegedly rode his bike through the red light at Rancho Vista Blvd.
He made it across the westbound lanes, but was struck by a car in the left lane of the eastbound side and was knocked into the right lane, where he was struck by a second car as he was sprawled in the street.
Both drivers stopped after colliding with Hopkins. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A street view shows a two lane divided residential street on Country Club, with three lanes in each direction on Rancho Vista.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Palmdale Sheriff Station’s Traffic Department at 661/272-2400
This is the 59th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 24th in Los Angeles County. It’s also the fifth fatal SoCal bike crash in the last 13 days.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Amin Hopkins and his loved ones.
Thanks to Michele Chavez for the heads-up.