Man killed riding bike in Buena Park Monday night; 5th SoCal bike fatality in five days

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. 

 

 

5 comments

  1. JJD says:

    We offer up prayers for the family and friends of Mr. Carlos Bravo.

  2. Your mom says:

    This was witnessed by a friend of his , he was hit by Buena Park PD !!!!!

    • JIM says:

      You should obtain an ATTORNEY. Asap. Something is not being said in all these articles. No driver name. No location of accident. You really do need an Attorney.
      My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family during this most difficult time. I knew Carlos, he was a great guy. I am deeply saddened by his death.

  3. Petrice says:

    I appreciate hearing. Sharing the pain. My heart goes out to his family. My life has not been the same since losing my
    Dad while he was bicycling to Central Park West in Huntington Beach. I was so proud of him for continuing to bicycle for his health and for others at 78. May your story be told, may others not have to grieve for these preventable deaths.

  4. JIM MCDOW & DONNA REEVES says:

    OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF CARLOS BRAVO. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO ENJOYED HIS HUMOR AND SMILE. HE WAS A GOOD GUY, WHO DIDN’T DESERVE ANY OF THIS. GONE TOO SOON. NEVER FORGOTTEN.

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