A man was killed riding a bike in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles early Sunday morning.
Although the details aren’t very clear.
According to a multiple identical reports based on a story from City News Service, the victim was struck by a driver on Centinela Ave around 12:30 am Sunday.
The victim, identified only as a man who appeared to be approximately 60-years old, was riding north when he was struck by the southbound motorist near Centinela and Mitchell Ave, after allegedly riding into oncoming traffic.
He died after being taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver remained at the scene.
Unfortunately, there’s no explanation of what was meant by “riding…into oncoming traffic.” It’s possible he was on the wrong side of the street, or he could have simply been turning or trying to cross from one side to the other.
There’s also no word on whether there were any independent witnesses who saw him ride into traffic, aside from the driver who killed him.
This is at least the 66th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 20th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County; it’s also the tenth in the City of Los Angeles.
I’m also aware of two other Southern California bicycling deaths in the last week while I’ve been under the weather; I’ll try to catch up on those later Monday.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.