Man Dead in Victorville Bicycle Accident
VICTORVILLE, CA (November 24, 2018) – A male bicyclist was killed after being hit by an SUV around 7:08 p.m. on November 20.
The bicyclist was struck by a black 1999 Isuzu in the northbound lane of 1st Avenue between Sholic and Winona Streets, Victorville Deputy Adam Hylin revealed.
The bicyclist, who was said to be in his early 20’s, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire personnel.
“There was a nurse on scene and my dad was helping her tend to him but it was too late,” local resident Lacy Quintanar Lucero said.
The SUV driver stayed at the scene and helped with officials.
“There needs to be more street lights and [sidewalks.] People can’t see pedestrians at all and they have nowhere else to walk or ride their bicycles but in the street,” Lucero added.
According to the police, the bicyclist was wearing all black clothing and does not have the proper safety equipment for riding at night. Meanwhile, a pair of red boxing gloves were found near the male rider.
The bike was said to be black in color. The bicyclist’s identity is being withheld by the authorities since his family is yet to be notified.
Drugs or alcohol were ruled out as a factor in the crash.
Our deepest thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased victim. We at Sweet Law Group wish them strength and comfort during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
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