Breaking News: Bike rider killed in Cudahy collision; few details available

Sometimes, bad news never makes the news.

The East Los Angeles Station of the LA County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a man died after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Cudahy on Saturday.

The victim, described only as an adult Hispanic man, was riding east on Santa Ana Street at Atlantic Avenue at 11:50 am, when he made a left turn onto Atlantic Ave.

He was stuck by the driver of a 2010 Dodge Charger traveling west on Santa Ana after apparently turning into the path of the car.

He taken to a nearby hospital with a major head injury, and died following surgery.

No other information is available at this time.

A street view shows one lane in each direction on Santa Ana with a right turn lane eastbound at Atlantic, and left and right turn lanes in the opposite direction.

This is at least the 26th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 12th in LA County.

Update: The victim’s family has identified him as Bellflower resident Daniel Romero; he died just 10 days after his 23rd birthday.  

At this time, a crowdfunding campaign to help pay his funeral expenses has raised a little over $2,100 of the $10,000 goal. 

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Daniel Romero and his loved ones. 

10 comments

  1. JJD says:

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

  2. Hate to be Captain Obvious here, but if he made a left turn and got hit at speed, somebody ran the red.

  3. Heather says:

    This was my brother he was at right and I can’t believe how this story is making him seem as if he hit the car on purpose!!! No the bitch took a red light killing my brother!

    • bikinginla says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, the only information available at this time is the limited police report. That does not mean Daniel was at fault; as you point out, it’s possible the driver may have run the red light, or could have been distracted, or at fault in some other way.

  4. Shae says:

    Rest well my friend gone but never forgotten ❤

  5. Melody Skye Romero says:

    My brother deserves justice. She took someone’s son, brother,uncle,nephew,and friend. She took our joy. And she took my hope. I will never stop missing my brother .Siblings are supposed to be the ones you grow old with and that’s what I was looking forward with not with just 4 brothers but 5. I miss you my Dial my Daniel ❤️Rest In Peace my brother.

    • bikinginla says:

      My deepest sympathy for your loss. Hopefully, we’ll get more information about this crash, and the driver will be held accountable.

    • Nana, says:

      she took away my wonderful grandson Daniel son,I will always Love and Miss him so much ,he was his way to my house to visit us,it’s breaken my heart that i will never see or talk to him again,but Daniel Nana,will always have you in my heart and thoughts Love you,R,I,P,Danielson,,From your Nana!!!

  6. Yvonne Torres says:

    Daniel RIP love you

  7. Ivette paniagua says:

    Omg he was sooo. Young my prayers goes to his family I’m crying I lost my Dad the same way but he was walking ‍♀️

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