Once again a bicycle rider has been killed.
And not one word about the driver — or whether there even was one.
The victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, was struck as some sort of vehicle was turning right from westbound Leucadia Boulevard onto Moonstone Court around 11:50 am.
He died after he was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, despite the efforts of bystanders to revive him before paramedics arrived.
The closest any of the stories came to mentioning that the vehicle even had a driver was a brief reference that police investigators don’t think alcohol played a role in the crash.
That determination also implies that the driver remained at the scene.
A street view shows a wide, four-lane divided highway on Leucadia with a faded green bike lane on either side.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time, or are likely to learn before the holiday weekend is over.
This is at least the 61st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the ninth that I’m aware of in San Diego County.
Update: The victim has finally been publicly identified as Dr. Jennings Worley, a noted authority in the battle against cystic fibrosis, who was instrumental in developing a number of bio-engineering patents.
He leaves behind his wife of 34 years and two adult children.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Dr. Jennings Worley and his loved ones.
Thanks to Phillip Young for the heads-up.