The Murrieta Patch is reporting that a mountain biker has died after losing control of his bike on a local trail.
Sixty-five-year old Murrieta resident Dennis Fabozzi was reportedly trailing a group of riders around 1 pm Saturday on a dirt trail near Tenaja Road and Via Volcano, when he fell and struck his head on a rock, resulting in a serious neck injury.
Witnesses performed CPR until paramedics arrived; however, he died at the scene without regaining consciousness.
The story notes that he was wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, that would have done nothing to protect his neck from blunt force trauma.
This is the 13th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the first in Riverside County.
My deepest prayers and sympathy for Dennis Fabozzi and all his loved ones.