Too often, we get word that someone had been killed riding a bicycle, but struggle confirm the story.
This time, we have the opposite problem.
According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, a 31-year old man was killed when he was hit by the driver of a semi-truck in Garden Grove just before 6 pm last Friday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene ten minutes later.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know.
No location was given, other than some street, somewhere in Garden Grove. No word on how the crash happened or who was at fault.
And no name or city of residence was given for the victim; that much, at least, should eventually be provided once they notify his next of kin.
Hopefully, the press will finally get around to the story and give us a little more information.
This is at least the 78th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 13th that I’m aware of in Orange County.
The victim was also the third Orange County bike rider to be killed in the last three weeks, and the 11th SoCal bicyclist killed in what has been a very bloody holiday season.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his loved ones.