This hasn’t been a joyful holiday season on the streets of Southern California this year.
And it got even worse on Thursday, when the Orange County Coroner revealed a man was killed riding his bike in Buena Park on Monday.
Unfortunately, that’s virtually all we know about the crash that took his life.
The coroner identifies the victim as 45-year old La Mirada resident Carlos Bravo, who was injured in a collision at 10:21 pm, at an undisclosed location in Buena Park.
He died at UC Irvine Medical Center less than an hour later.
There’s no word on how the crash occurred or who was responsible, or if the driver was cited or detained.
This is at least the 72nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 12th that I’m aware of in Orange County.
It’s also the fifth SoCal bike death in as many days.
Note: I mistakenly wrote yesterday that the death of Mario Gomez in Huntington Beach was the 12th OC bicycling death this year, but that appears to have been just the 11th.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Carlos Bravo and all his loved ones.