A Chino Hills newspaper is reporting that a man riding a bicycle was killed in the city Sunday night.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know right now.
According to the Champion Newspapers, the victim was struck by a driver on Grand Avenue west of the 71 Freeway around 10:48 pm.
There’s no information about the victim or how the crash occurred.
However, raw video from the scene shows a body covered with a sheet, suggesting he died at the scene. It also shows a mangled road bike crumpled in the street.
There’s no mention in the story of whether or not the driver remained at the scene after the crash. But the video shows the driver of a BMW who crashed into a power pole support wire about a mile way, with the windshield shattered, reporting that it was the same car involved in the earlier crash.
It also shows what appears to be a young woman still behind the wheel.
Hopefully we’ll learn more soon.
Anyone with information is urged to call Chino Hills Police at 909/364-2000.
This is at least the 76th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the tenth that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim, and all his loved ones.
Looking at the wheels the cyclist was hit from the right side with most of the force applied to the rear, but to be sure I would need more views that focused more on the wheels. The presumed weapon vehicle shows lots of windshield damage but not conclusive enough to determine which way the bike was going, and the damage from impacting the signs and I think that was a guy cable, obscured damage from hitting the cyclist.
Still a bummer anyway you want to look at it.
I know the man that passed. cops came and she did not stop she left, she was caught only because of the second accident after wards. she left him there and he died. he had kids and was looking forward to spending his daughter quince with her soon. He was 8 minutes from getting to home.