66-year old man killed riding bicycle in Apple Valley collision; 2nd fatal San Bernardino County bike crash in two days

More bad news, just in time for the holidays.

The Victor Valley News Group is reporting that a man was killed riding his bicycle in Apple Valley Tuesday evening.

Although judging from the headline, they seem as concerned with the effect on traffic as the loss of a human life.

The victim, identified as 66-year old Apple Valley resident Gerald Duncan, was crossing Navajo Road north of Ottawa Road when he was struck by the driver of a southbound pickup around 5:48 pm.

He died at the scene.

The driver reportedly stopped after the crash, and cooperated with investigators.

Police appeared to blame Duncan for his dark clothing, rather than the 50 mph speed limit shown in the photo right next to his mangled bike. Or the single street light on the far side of the intersection.

Anyone with any information is urged to call San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy G. Dominguez or Deputy T. Arlotti at 760/240-7400, or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760/956-5001.

This is at least the 71st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 11th that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.

He was also the second bicyclist killed in the county in less than 48 hours.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Gerald Duncan and his loved ones.

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