Yet another innocent life has been sacrificed to traffic violence on the mean streets of Los Angeles County.
The victim, identified only as a 72-year old El Monte resident, was apparently pronounced dead at the scene.
The 20-year old driver remained at the scene; police don’t suspect intoxication at that early hour. There’s no word on how or why he struck the victim, or which direction the victim was riding.
Unfortunately, that’s all the information we have right now.
This is at least the 41st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 12th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his loved ones.