Motorized bike rider dies after being struck by two drivers in Redlands

Once again, a bike rider has been left to die street by a heartless coward.

According to the Redlands Daily Facts, a 55-year old San Bernardino man was riding a motorized bicycle south on Alabama Street north of Pioneer Street in Redlands when he was rear-ended by the driver of a Subaru Impreza  around 10:30 pm.

That driver fled the scene, leaving the victim lying in the street, where he was struck by a second driver a few minutes later.

The second driver had the decency to remain at the scene.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center a short time later.

No one will ever know if the victim, who has not been publicly identified, could have survived if the first driver had called for help and stayed at the scene to prevent the second crash.

The 20-year old driver turned himself in to police two hours later.

Which would have given him plenty of time to clear out his text messaging history or hide any other possible evidence of distraction or drug or alcohol use.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Redlands Police Department at 909-798-7681 ext. 1.

This is the 32nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the seventh in San Bernardino County. And it’s just the second bicycling death in Redlands in the last five years.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.  


  1. JD says:

    We offer up our prayers for the family and friends of the victim.

  2. Nelba ochoa says:

    Good help his family to get true this difficult time, I know this feeling, 4 years ago, I Iost my brother Luis Ochoa in santa clarita, and until today the killer keep his life like nothing happen.

  3. Lester Walters says:

    Was the cyclist ever identified? I have a ghost bike, but it would be a shame to place it without a name.

    • bikinginla says:

      Not to my knowledge. There was never a follow-up article, and I never saw an identification on the coroner’s press releases. I’ve reached out to the SB sheriff’s department to if I can get an ID, but don’t hold your breath.

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