According to My News LA, someone was killed riding a bicycle on Glendora Mountain Road north of Glendora Friday.
The site reports the crash occurred shortly before noon at mile marker 12.06, according to the CHP.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time.
There’s no word on whether a driver was involved, if it may have been a hit-and-run, or if the victim was killed in a solo crash.
There’s also no information about the victim.
The location along a popular riding route suggests they may have been a road cyclist; however, that is pure conjecture at this time.
Hopefully, we’ll learn more soon.
This is at least the 23rd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
Update: Now we know what happened
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has identified the victim as 67-year old Pasadena resident Stanley Swantek.
According to the paper, Swantek was riding on Glendora Mountain Road when he lost consciousness due to an undetermined medical problem just before noon Friday.
A passing Good Samaritan began CPR, and continued until paramedics took over. However, Swantek was declared dead less than half an hour later.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP’s Baldwin Park office at 626/338-1164.
Sadly, it’s yet another reminder that cars aren’t the only danger we face on the roads.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Stanley Swantek and all his family and loved ones.
Thanks to John McBrearty, ActiveSGV and LB Acct Action Grp for the heads-up.