Once again, a bike rider has been killed in Riverside County.
And once again, we know next to nothing.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to nearby Riverside University Medical Center suffering from severe injuries, and died shortly later.
The driver of a Kia Optima remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time.
A street view shows a painted bike lane on Alessandro, running between the two through lanes and a right turn bay. However, we have no way of knowing at this time if that may have contributed to the crash in any way.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at 951/486-6700.
This is at least the 31st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fifth that I’m aware of in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and their loved ones.