This is not the news we wanted just before Thanksgiving.
The Victorville Daily Press reports that a man has died, one day after he was struck by a driver while riding his bike in Hesperia.
According to sheriff’s investigators, the victim, identified only as a 46-year old Hesperia resident, was trying to cross Main Street at G Avenue when he was run down around 7:34 pm Sunday.
He died Monday, after being flown to a trauma center.
The victim was riding north on G when he allegedly rode out into the street in front of the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban traveling west on Main. There’s no word on who had the right-of-way.
However, given the size and high, flat grill of the massive SUV, a collision at any speed would be difficult to survive.
Any witnesses are urged to call Deputy D. Holland at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760/947-1500.
This is at least the 57th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.