Another day, another person killed riding a bicycle on the mean streets of Los Angeles County.
For the third time in just the last three days, a bike rider died after being struck by a driver in the county.
This time in Los Angeles, just south of LAX.
He was identified only as a 60-year old man.
The driver remained at the scene. Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time; there’s no word on who may have had the right-of-way.
The intersection is controlled by a traffic signal, with four through lanes and a left turn lane in each direction on Imperial. That could make it difficult to cross the wide highway in the span of a short traffic signal cycle.
His death came after a woman died a day after she was struck by a driver in Santa Monica on Friday, and another man was killed riding his bike in Long Beach Saturday.
This is at least the 49th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 15th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County; it’s also at least the seventh time a person was been killed riding a bicycle in Los Angeles since the start of the year.
And he was the 14th person killed riding a bike in Southern California in the past 24 days.
Update: The victim has been identified as 60-year old Robert Mack.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Robert Mack and his loved ones.