It’s not getting any better out there.
But at least this time, there wasn’t a driver involved.
According to Santa Barbara TV station KEYT, an elderly man died after crashing his ebike in Camarillo last Friday.
The victim, identified only as a 75-year old Camarillo resident, was riding north on Crestview Ave, just south of Avenida de Aprisa, just before 9 am when he reportedly lost control of his bicycle and fell into the street, suffering life-threatening injuries.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he died sometime later.
The Camarillo Police Department reports he was wearing a helmet. However, they didn’t say whether he suffered a head injury, which is the only reason that would be relevant.
Anyone with information is urged to call Camarillo Police Traffic Investigator Anthony Zacarias at 805/388-5126.
This is at least the 52nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and just the second that I’m aware of in Ventura County.
He’s also the second SoCal bike rider to die in a solo fall in the last week.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.