As if today’s news about fallen Yucaipa mountain biker Monique “Pua” Parmalee wasn’t bad enough, now another bike rider has been killed, just over 24 hours later and 44 miles away in Pomona.
The 2 Urban Girls website places the time of the crash at 7:28 pm.
The victim, described only as a 30-year old Latino male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene, and was not suspected of being under the influence.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time.
A street view shows a T-intersection with narrow two lane streets in an industrial area bounded by railroad tracks on one side. However, there’s no way of knowing at this time just where or how the crash occurred.
Anyone with information is urged to call the traffic services bureau of the Pomona Police Department at 909/802-7741 or 909/620-2048.
This is at least the fifth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the first that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
Update: The victim has been identified as Adan Orozco; no city of residence was given.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Adan Orozco and his loved ones.
Thanks to mcderpy87 for the heads-up.