Yesterday was a bad day for SoCal bike riders.
The same day a man was killed riding on PCH in Malibu, another man lost his life 80 miles east in Jurupa Valley.
According to the Press-Enterprise, 45-year-old Jurupa Valley resident Jason Navoy was riding his bicycle on Mission Blvd near Tyrolite Street when he was struck by a driver around 5:30 pm.
Sheriff’s deputies report Navoy and the unidentified driver were both headed east on Mission when the driver rear-ended him.
He died at the scene.
The driver stuck around after the crash, and reportedly cooperated with investigators.
Unfortunately, no other information is available at this time — including why the driver was somehow unable to avoid a grown man on a bicycle directly in front of him.
Anyone with information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Linfoot at 951/955-2600.
This is at least the 64th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the ninth that I’m aware of in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Jason Navoy and his loved ones.