I may have taken last week off to deal with health issues.
But SoCal drivers didn’t.
Multiple sources reported that a 79-year old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a driver while riding his bike in San Marcos last Tuesday.
The collision occurred around 9:15 am September 20th at San Marcos Blvd and Via Vera Cruz.
The victim has not been identified, though The San Diego Union-Tribune speculates he may have been a resident of San Marcos.
The driver was identified only as a 23-year old Fallbrook man; he was not suspected of being under the influence.
Unfortunately, there’s no information on how the crash happened, or who may have been at fault. Or exactly where the crash occurred, though a street view appears to show bike lanes in every direction.
What is clear is that someone who can ride a bicycle at that age deserves better.
Then again, we all do.
Anyone with information is urged to call San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Dana at 760/510-5259, or email Jerry.Dana@sdsheriff.org.
This is at least the 67th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 10th that I’m aware of in San Diego County. It’s also the second fatal bike crash in San Marcos this year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his family and loved ones.
Thanks to Phillip Young for the heads-up.