A man has died following a rear-end collision while riding his bike in Murrieta Sunday evening.
The Press-Enterprise reports that the victim, later identified as 43-year old Murrieta resident Khuda Dad, was struck by the driver of a van mid-block on Washington Ave between Lemon Street and Davenport Way at 5:57 pm.
Dad was riding north on Washington when he was rear-ended by the van. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.
The driver remained at the scene. Police are still investigating what caused the crash, but say drugs or alcohol don’t appear to have been a factor.
A street view shows one northbound lane on Washington with no shoulder or sidewalk, along with a center turn lane and two southbound lanes. The street appears to have a 40 mph speed limit.
Anyone with information is urged to call to Traffic Investigator Jennifer Metoyer at
This is the 60th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the seventh in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Khuda Dad and all his loved ones.