Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Deplorable news from Perris, CA as a cyclist was killed in a wrong-way collision. The accident happened at about 4:43
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Deplorable news from Perris, CA as a cyclist was killed in a wrong-way collision.
The accident happened at about 4:43 pm. in the 300 block of Fourth Street according to the authorities. The victim was only identified as a 54-year old man.
The cyclist was said to have been riding on the wrong way against traffic where he was fatally struck by a work truck according to Riverside County Sherriff’s Sgt. J.P. Strang.
The victim, 54-year-old cyclist, who was a Perris resident was taken to a hospital where he later knuckled under his injuries, Sgt. Strang said.
The authorities confirmed that the truck driver stopped at the scene and cooperated well with the investigators.
The name of the cyclist was withheld pending his family’s notifications.
Fourth Street was shut between A and C as the police investigated the crash.
A street view shows a roadway with four wide lanes with a center turn lane. The roadway has sidewalks and concrete gutters on both sides. No justifying reason on why he would have been cycling on the wrong side of the road rather than on the sidewalk or with the traffic.
In this year, this is the 33rd cycling fatality in Southern California. It is the second serious bicycling accident in Riverside County. In less than three years it becomes the fourth bicycling accident in Perris.