Another day, another Southern California bike rider left to die in the street.
In a paywalled story, the Orange County Register is reporting that a man riding an ebike was killed by a hit-and-run driver in San Clemente early Tuesday.
Forty-year old Capistrano Beach resident Joshua Gene Cervantes was riding north on Avenida La Pata near Avenida Pico when he was run down by an unidentified driver around 1:25 am.
He died at the scene, despite efforts to resuscitate him.
The driver fled after the crash, abandoning his car a short distance away.
There’s no word on how the collision occurred, or whether Cervantes was struck while riding in the bike lane on Avenida La Pata, or while crossing the intersection.
His death comes just just over 24 hours after a 41-year old bike rider was killed in a Colton hit-and-run.
This is at least the 40th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in Orange County.
Cervantes is also the 14th SoCal bike rider killed in a hit-and-run this year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Joshua Gene Cervantes and all his loved ones.