Breaking news — Cyclist killed in San Diego area

In what’s shaping up as a bad weekend for SoCal cyclists, a male rider was killed in the San Diego suburb of Lomita Sunday morning.

According the local NBC affiliate in San Diego, the collision occurred on the 8000 block of Skyline Drive at around 7:30 this morning. According to the report, the driver of the van remained at the scene.

That comes just 12 hours after last night’s hit-and-run in Ventura. No further information is available online yet on either collision.

However, it does serve as a reminder that while warmer weather brings more cyclists out onto the streets, drivers may not be looking for us yet.

So use extra caution out there.

Update: According the Lemon Grove Patch, the victim was a Hispanic male in his 50s, whose identity has not yet been publicly released. He was reportedly riding west on Skyline Drive when a van driving in the same direction veered to the right and struck the curb before hitting the cyclist.

According to a police spokesman, the driver of the van is currently considered the primary cause of the collision.

Update: The cyclist was identified as 73-year old Ignacio Manriques Sanchez of San Diego; the driver does not seem to have been publicly identified.

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One Response to Breaking news — Cyclist killed in San Diego area

  1. DC says:

    New Details In Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist Near Ventura

    Woman Arrested In Hit And Run, Name Of Victim Released

    By: KVTA News
    2011-03-06

    The CHP says a 43-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night in connection with a fatal traffic collision just north of Ventura that claimed the life of a Santa Barbara man. The incident happened around 7:30 PM on Pacific Coast Highway south of Faria Beach. The victim, identified by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office as 40-year-old Jose Luis Carmona of Santa Barbara, was walking his mountain bike southbound on Pacific Coast Highway on the northbound side of the road when a car traveling northbound struck him. The car continued northbound on PCH. A passing motorist found Carmona’s bicycle alongside the road and Carmona nearby in a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene from what the Medical Examiner determined later to be multiple blunt force injuries. Meanwhile, the CHP determined that the suspect vehicle was red and would have damage to its right front and side. A vehicle matching that description was found parked outside a residence just a few blocks north of the crash scene. CHP officers questioned the owner of the vehicle, a 43-year-old woman. The CHP says the woman admitted driving the vehicle. She was arrested for driving under the influence, hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. The woman’s name has not been released yet.

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