Note: No Morning Links today, after battling with my diabetes all day yesterday. We’ll be back on Friday, as usual.
And yes, diabetes sucks.
Someone was killed in a collision while riding a bike in rural Jamul last night.
Unfortunately, that’s about all we know at this time.
The victim died at the scene within minutes of the crash, before firefighters could arrive.
A street view shows a narrow two-lane roadway, with no usable shoulder; CHP records describe it as “not well traveled.”
No other details are available.
There’s no information about the victim, or how the crash occurred. And the U–T story doesn’t even mention what kind of vehicle was involved, let alone whether it had a driver.
In fact, there’s no mention of a driver at all.
Hopefully, we’ll learn more later.
This is at least the 28th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year; however, it’s the seventh that I’m aware of in San Diego County already this year.
Update: The victim has been identified as a man, but no name or age was given. The driver was ID’d as a 39-year old woman in a GMC Yukon SUV.
The location has been updated as the intersection of Lyons Valley Road and Monterey Crest Drive.
Given the size, flat front and high-clearance of the SUV, there’s little chance of survival if the truck was traveling at speed.
As always, however, the question is whether there were any witnesses other than the driver, particularly given the rural intersection at dusk.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.