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.
According to the Ventura County Star, the victim was riding a BMX bike on the south shoulder of Wooley Road, just east of Oxnard Blvd, when he was struck by a driver around 10:18 Sunday night.
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.