For the second time in three weeks, someone has been killed riding a bicycle in Oxnard.
And each time, the victim was a man in his 70s.
The Ventura County Star reports 73-year old Oxnard resident Eliseo Ramirez was riding on the shoulder of northbound Rice Road shortly around 8:13 Tuesday morning.
Somewhere south of East 5th Street, Ramirez allegedly swerved left into the path of a 49-year old woman driving in the left lane of the four lane, 55 mph roadway.
He died at the scene.
The driver stayed, and was not charged, though her truck was impounded as evidence.
No explanation was given for why Ramirez crossed the roadway, or why he apparently didn’t see the large black pickup speeding up on him.
His death comes just three weeks after 75-year old Adolfo Ambriz Heredia was killed less than three miles away.
This is at least the seventh bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the second that I’m aware of in Ventura County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Eliseo Ramirez and all his loved ones.