57-year old Brawley man riding motorized bicycle killed in Imperial collision; 1st Imperial County bike death in four years

We knew we wouldn’t make it through the holidays without some bad news.

It’s just surprising it came from sparsely populated Imperial County.

According to the Calexico Chronicle, a man riding a motorized bicycle was killed in a collision north of Imperial, California Wednesday evening.

The victim, identified as 57-year old Brawley resident Raymond Rosenbaum was riding north on Highway 86 south of Ralph Road when he was struck by the driver of a large Ford pickup around 5:20 pm.

Imperial police attempted to revive Rosenbaum after finding him lying near the left lane of the four lane divided highway, however, he died at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. There’s no word yet on how the crash may have happened.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Imperial Police Department at 760/355-4327.

This is at least the 72nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 1st that I’m aware of in Imperial County; this is also the first reported bicycling death in the county since 2019.

There have been reports of at least two other deaths in this week in the Los Angeles area that remain unconfirmed.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Raymond Rosenbaum and his loved ones.


  1. Rhianna says:

    Not sure if this is allowed but here is a gofundme for Raymond’s Funeral Arrangements

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