Three day weekends are always dangerous times for people on bicycles.
And this one was no exception.
The victim has been publicly identified only as a man; he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The female driver remained at the scene; police do not suspect intoxication.
No other information is available at this time.
A street view shows Artesia is a wide, divided commercial street with two lanes and a left turn lane in each direction, and no bike lane. There’s no word on where the victim was riding at the time of the crash.
Anyone with information is urged to call Redondo Beach PD Investigator Clint Daniel at 310/379-2477 ext. 2721.
This is the 39th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 18th in Los Angeles County. It’s also the second bicycling death in Redondo Beach this year.
Update: The Beach Reporter has identified the victim as 52-year old Redondo Beach resident Greg Trawick, known to his friends as Bama Greg.
He was just a block from his home when he was killed.
According to the paper, Trawick was headed north on Felton when he made eye contact with a driver waiting to turn left onto Felton from westbound Artesia. But when he started to cross the street, he was hit by a second car headed east on Artesia.
Which makes it strange that police say no charges are likely to be filed since Felton is a signalized intersection at Artesia.
In order for the crash to have occurred as it’s described, either Trawick or the driver had to have gone through a red light. And there’s no suggestion in the story that Trawick did.
He leaves behind an ex-wife and a 16-year old daughter.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Greg Trawick and his loved ones.