Every death is tragic.
But it always hits harder when the victim is a kid.
That was the case in Corona yesterday, where KTLA-5 reports that a 13-year old boy was killed when he was struck by a driver Thursday afternoon.
According to a press release from the Corona Police Department, the victim was riding his bike at West Citron Street and South Lincoln Avenue when he was run down by a motorist, who has not been publicly identified, around 4:32 pm.
He died after being taken to a local hospital.
The Riverside County coroner identified the boy as 13-year old Corona resident Edward Vazquez.
The driver remained at the scene, and police don’t suspect drug or alcohol use.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on how the collision occurred, or who might have had the right of way at the signalized intersection; there are no bike lanes or any other bike infrastructure in any direction.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Traffic Officer Johnathan Drylie at 951/817-5784, or at Johnathan.Drylie@Coronaca.gov.
This is at least the fourth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second that I’m aware of in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Edward Vazquez and all his family and loved ones.
I grew up in Corona and still own property there so visit frequently. Lincoln is a long, wide street that inclines north and cars treat it as if if is a freeway. Truly a dangerous road – I am so sorry for the family and for this young man! Terrible! There should be a dedicated bikeway, as there is a middle school on Citron and a park across the street from Citron, and there is a high school a bit further down. South of Lincoln there are roads close to the foothills that are great for biking, though there are NO bike paths. Obviously time for a change.
Thank u mam’.
He’s going to look after his brothers his sister his parents and everyone who dearly care for him. So many of his friends have showed him love and I have given us moral, emotional,and spiritual support n much more. He will give us the strength to be OK later on in the future.
Hi Kathryn, I’m very sorry to hear this about your son. I actually talk to Edwards friend every day on instagram… I know how this feels, If you have any replies or comments email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or instagram @ gazingattrains
STILL CANNOT BELIEVE MY JR, MY FIRST PRIDE AND JOY IS GONE. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE RACE TO THE FINISH LINE WITH MY SON EDWARD VAZQUEZ JR.
So sorry for your loss bro
Thank u sir .
I agree change is necessary, I hope that no other family has to go through what my family has been going through do to no bike paths and it being so close to our baby’s school. If any one has any idea of where my family can start in making a change please let me know. As of right now its very unfortunate that due to our baby being so young we were not prepared for such events, and humbly ask for your support. We the family would like to express our gratitude for all the love and support we have been receiving and kindly ask to keep our family in your prayers. Thank you https://gofund.me/2ebbe1fc
Is okay Erika… our family is grieving and of course every parent takes it different… pls tell my sons dad I’m truely sorry for our loss. And that any events are happening are to honor .and much love for our family
My deepest condolences to your family,may your angel Rest In Peace
Thank You mam,, trying to do what I can to make him happy
My heart is so so heavy right now….. My deepest deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Eddie Sr. and the entire family.