Another day, another person on a bicycle killed by a driver on the streets of Southern California.
But at least this time, the driver stuck around. Even if he was drunk.
The driver was reportedly traveling east on Wooley at a high rate of speed when he swerved onto the shoulder and slammed into the victim.
The bike rider, who has not been publicly identified, died at the scene.
The 27-year old driver remained at the scene and was booked for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, as well as felony DUI. He was being held on $50,000 bond.
Anyone with information is urged to call Oxnard Police Officer Manuel Perez at 805/385-7750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is at least the 13th bicycling fatality in Southern California already this year, and the first that I’m aware of in Ventura County.
Update: The victim has been identified as 47-year old Oxnard resident George R. Miranda Jr.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for George R. Miranda Jr. and his loved ones.