May 6, 2016 Every year, bicyclists die as the result of accidents on California's roads. Last year, 338 fatalities were reported in the state of Ca
May 6, 2016
Every year, bicyclists die as the result of accidents on California’s roads. Last year, 338 fatalities were reported in the state of California, which put the state in first place with the highest number of bicycling deaths in the U.S. On May 6th, 2016, two bicyclists were traveling on the wrong side of the street and were hit by an automobile. The driver of the car did not drive off but remained for the LAPD to arrive on the scene.
Two bike riders were riding together, but the Latino man, identified as Giovanni Cali, could not see the vehicle coming toward them in time while his companion was able to get out of the pathway of the vehicle.
LAPD regularly warns the public that “riding salmon”, as they refer to riding against the traffic, is the most dangerous way to ride a bicycle on the road. It is the leading cause of serious bike collisions in LA, so a bicyclist should ride with the traffic at all times.
The victim was riding south on Humboldt Street at 1:30 am and was struck by a driver headed north on Avenue 26. There was an upholstery store and a parking lot full of cars blocking his direct sight, so Giovanni didn’t see the auto until it was too late, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.