Horrific news from San Diego, where a man on a bike died up to a week after he was intentionally run down with an SUV.
The victim was reportedly trespassing on a horse ranch near the Mexican border on Monday, September 27th, when the owner’s adult son used his car as a weapon to slam into him with enough force to shatter his bicycle.
Allegedly, of course.
According to OnScene TV, the victim was a former worker on the Tijuana Valley ranch, who had reportedly been barred from the property.
The son gave chase in a Kia SUV, crashing into him at a high rate of speed, before losing control and smashing into bollards on the side of the dirt road.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was rushed to Mercy Hospital with major injuries, where he died sometime on or before October 5th.
The driver also suffered serious injuries, and had to be extricated from his vehicle.
Video from the scene suggests the crash occurred on Rancho La Palma, at 2325 Hollister Street in San Diego.
This is at least the 54th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 16th that I’m aware of in San Diego County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.
Warning, this video shows the driver being removed from the SUV and placed on a backboard. So be sure you want to see that before clicking on it.