More bad news, in what has been a rough start to the new year.
According to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, a man was killed in a collision while riding his bike in Chino.
The victim, identified only as a 37-year old Pomona resident, was struck by a driver while riding in the 5100 block of Philadelphia Street near Bridger Ave around 7:24 pm Saturday.
He was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver remained at the scene following the crash.
The crash remains under investigation, and there’s no word on how the crash may have occurred.
A street view shows a two lane road on the 5100 block of Philadelphia, with a center turn lane and bike lanes on either side, expanding to four lanes on the next block east.
This is at least the sixth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the first that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 37-year old Pomona resident Arthur Joe Gutierrez III.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Arthur Joe Gutierrez III and all his loved ones.