Evidently, we couldn’t escape November without another cycling fatality after all.
According to the paper, Holley was in the right lane when he was struck by a southbound Ford Thunderbird. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:20 pm.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators; drug or alcohol use is not suspected to have been a factor.
No other details are available at this time.
There’s no word on whether Holley was riding with or against traffic, or if he may have been crossing the roadway when he was hit. And no information on how he was dressed or whether he was using lights after dark.
There’s also no mention of whether the driver may have been speeding, using a hand-held cell phone, or been otherwise distracted or driving carelessly in some way.
All we know is that a rider who should have been visible to those around him evidently wasn’t, for whatever reason.
And now a man is dead because of it.
This is the 69th bicycling fatality in the seven-county Southern California region this year, one behind the total of 70 for all of last year. It’s also the 12th cycling fatality in Riverside County, which is one more than last year.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Holley and all his loved ones.