Friday, June 28, 2013

Bicyclist Killed on Laguna Canyon Road

Two bicyclists were rammed by a car on Laguna Canyon Road Friday morning, one cyclist died at the scene.  See details in local news sources here:

(UPDATE 8 July) Five more collisions reported. A motorist collided with cyclists in three separate attacks during a morning driving rampage in Monrovia. In  Ontario a motorist hit-and-run left a cyclist critically injured. A motorist killed a Chatsworth cyclist July 4. This has not been a good weekend for cyclists in So. Cal.

(UPDATE) Two days later Sunday 30 June 38-year old Lake Elsinore resident Lucia Ruano was riding south on Grand Avenue at Marvella Lane in Lake Elsinore when she was hit by a silver Ford F150 pickup at 8:37 am. She was pronounced dead just 35 minutes later at the Inland Valley Medical Center. 40-year old Lake Elsinore resident Jay Dustin Sorrell was arrested after the collision for investigation of drunken driving and gross vehicular manslaughter. Sorrell was too drunk to drive at 8:30 on a Sunday morning.

(UPDATE) 20 June 2013 a 22 year old cyclist died in a collision with a Fedex truck. Chelsea Kashergen appeared to be riding correctly in a residential neighborhood (photo) when struck. Biking in LA reports seven cyclists have died in the last eight days. 

Bicycling fatalities are nearly 45% ahead of last year in the seven-county SoCal area just halfway into the year. And this comes as we head into the 4th of July weekend, which is traditionally one of the most dangerous times of year for area bike riders; last year seven cyclists were killed within a week of Independence Day. More at Biking in LA.

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