Sunday’s World Day of Remembrance for the victims of traffic violence turned out to be a very bad day for Orange County bike riders.
In the first of two fatal bicycling crashes just hours apart, a 24-year old Cypress man was killed in a collision at Crescent Ave and Walker Street in La Palma.
According to the Orange County Register, Ho Cheong was somehow struck by a truck around 1:25 pm; he was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died nearly half an hour later.
There’s no word on how the crash may have happened.
Then again, the Register doesn’t even bother to mention if the truck had a driver, let alone if he or she may have been responsible in any way.
And there’s not a word about the victim beyond his name and age.
This is at least the 57th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 14th that I’m aware of in Orange County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Ho Cheong and his loved ones.