It took less than two weeks for the year’s first person to lose their life riding a bicycle on the mean streets of Southern California.
My News LA is reporting that a woman riding a bike was killed in unincorporated Nuevo Thursday night.
Although how or why seems to be unclear at this time.
Thirty-eight-year old Perris resident Maria Estrada was riding with another person when she was apparently run down by a motorist around 7 pm last night.
The crash occurred on the 30700 block of Montgomery Avenue, just north of Nuevo Road. A street view shows a two lane rural roadway forking off from Nuevo Road, with a narrow paved shoulder on either side.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know at this time.
There’s no word on the driver, or barely even a mention that the vehicle that hit her had one. There’s also no word on the other bike rider.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP’s Riverside office at 951/637-8000.
This is the first bicycling fatality I’m aware of in Southern California this year, and the first in Riverside County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Maria Estrada and all her loved ones.