Yet another bike rider has been killed in Jurupa Valley.
And as usual, there’s virtually no information available.
According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, someone died while riding a bicycle on the 8800 block of Limonite Ave around 11:07 Saturday night.
There’s no word on whether the victim was a man or a woman, whether the death was the result of a crash, or whether there was anyone else involved.
Hopefully we’ll get more information soon.
This is at least the 20th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth that I’m aware of in Riverside County.
It’s also at least the fifth bike rider to be killed in Jurupa Valley since the city of just 100,000 people was incorporated in 2011.
Hopefully city leaders will care enough to determine the cause and do something about it.
Update: According to a report on KNBC-4, which hasn’t been posted online yet, the victim was a man who was killed in a hit-and-run.
Update 2: The victim has been identified as 30-year old Rigoberto Guzman.
He was struck by a vehicle driven by 26-year old Andrew Scott Walters at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd and Limonite Ave around 11 pm Saturday. The force of the impact threw him to the far side of the road, where he died within a few minutes after impact.
Walters was arrested at his home after fleeing the scene, and booked on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in death; he was released on $75,000 bond.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Rigoberto Guzman and his loved ones.
We offer up our prayers for the family and friends of the victim.
Thank you, my brother loves riding his bike more than anything and although the person who hit him has been caught, our family will find solace in knowing other bike riders will remember him.