Man riding bicycle killed by driver in Oxnard collision last week; 2nd fatal Oxnard bike crash this year

Apparently, a full week isn’t enough time to publicly identify the victim of a bicycling crash.

The Ventura County Star reported last week that a man was killed in collision while riding his bike in Oxnard on Monday, September 19th.

The westbound victim was crossing Saviers Road at Glacier Avenue around 7:40 pm when he was struck by the driver of a full-size pickup headed south on Saviers.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he died shortly later. A week later, he still hasn’t been publicly ID’d.

The driver, identified only as a 35-year old Oxnard man, remained at the scene; there’s no word on whether he may have been speeding or under the influence.

A street view shows an uncontrolled T-intersection with no crosswalk or other safety devices, which undoubtedly contributed to the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to call Oxnard Police Cpl. Andrew Pinkstaff at 805/385-7750, or email andrew.pinkstaff@oxnardpd.org.

This is at least the 68th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth that I’m aware of in Ventura County. The victim is also the second bike rider killed in Oxnard this year.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his family and loved ones. 

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