Yet another bike rider has needlessly lost their life to an alleged drunk driver.
The Daily Bulletin is reporting that someone on a bicycle was struck by a driver while riding on the Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga Saturday evening.
According to the paper, 19-year old San Bernardino resident Jessica Carrillo allegedly ran a red light on Archibald Ave while the victim was crossing on the trail around 6:50 pm.
The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department reports the victim was riding west on the Pacific Electric Trail when she was run down as Carillo drove south on Archibald.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Facebook post identifies her as Debbie Morgan-Alam, a longtime member of the Ride Yourself Fit group.
Carillo remained at the scene, and was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI causing injury and DUI causing injury with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent.
And proving once again that people on bicycles are at risk anywhere cars are present, even when riding on a fully separated pathway.
Anyone with information is urged to call San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputies E. Rebollar or V. Peterson at 909/477-2800.
This is at least the 47th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in San Bernardino County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Debbie Morgan-Alam and her loved ones.
Thanks to Victor Bale and Michael Wagner for the heads-up.