Once again, someone has been killed riding a bicycle inexplicably on a SoCal freeway.
This time on the 405 in Carson.
According to The Daily Breeze, the victim, who has not been publicly identified, was killed when he was struck by a driver on the southbound freeway at the Wilmington Avenue offramp at 1:45 am Sunday.
He was reportedly riding on the right shoulder when he somehow rode into the right lane directly in front on an oncoming car.
The driver, who was likely traveling at highway speed, was unable to stop, and knocked the victim into the traffic lanes.
There’s no word on whether the victim died at the scene, or why he was on the 405 Freeway in the first place.
The driver remained at the scene, and police do not suspect he was under the influence, despite the hour.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP’s South Los Angeles-area office at 424/551-4000.
This is at least the 42nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the tenth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
It’s also the seventh SoCal person killed while riding a bicycle just the last ten days.
Update: The victim has been identified at 35-year old Solis Anthony; no city of residence was given.
My deepest prayers and sympathy for Solis Anthony and his loved ones.
Thanks to South Bay Forward for the heads-up.