Oceanside man dies in hospital, nearly a month after he was struck by a driver while riding ebike

Too often, we never hear what happens after a victim is hospitalized following a crash.

The rare times we do, the news usually isn’t good.

That’s was the case today, when we learned an Oceanside man died nearly a month after he was hit by a driver in a pre-dawn crash.

According to a report from City News Service, 56-year old Oceanside resident Kevin Cerv died on Friday, 24 days after he hospitalized with severe head and neck trauma.

Cerv was riding his ebike at Corporate Centre Drive and Ocean Ranch Blvd in Oceanside when the driver struck him shortly before 4 am on Tuesday, April 9th.

There’s no description of how the crash occurred, or which way Cerv was riding. There’s also no word on whether the driver, who has not been identified, was ticketed or charged, or if the crash is still being investigated.

Nor is there any reason at this time to believe that the type of bike he was riding contributed to the crash.

This is at least the 18th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth that I’m aware of in San Diego County. It’s also the second bicycling death in Oceanside in less than two months.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Kevin Cerv and all his loved ones.


  1. C. L. Rivas says:

    FRAUD. According to all the other articles on this matter, the bike rider was NOT struck by the car. This is a tragedy and my condolences to all who knew Mr. Cerv. For BikingLA to blatantly state the biker was struck by a car on a page filled with advertisements for attorneys, points to a motive outside of reporting the truth. Spreading a lie to invoke fear and/or pad ebike vs vehicle collision statistics is simply inappropriate. Ebike and car were involved, with the car sustaining significant damage that clearly indicated who struck whom.

    • bikinginla says:

      Glad you think so. As the article clearly states, we don’t know what happened. The whole point of this site is to get the facts right, whether or not you think so. I have read the other articles, and none, to my knowledge, suggests who hit who or how the crash happened. So if you have knowledge that the rest of us don’t, please share it.

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