An elderly bicyclist from Glendora was struck and killed by a car on Jan. 20. The Los Angeles Department of Coroner’s office reported that the collision occurred at the intersection of Footbill Boulevard and Elwood Avenue.

The bicycle rider was said to be heading west along Foothill Boulevard while a sedan was heading east. The car then made a left turn and apparently struck the bicycle. Though the victim was not breathing and had no pulse at the scene of the bicycle accident, police were able to resuscitate the man before taking him to the hospital. Sadly, the bicycle rider died two days later.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon. While the cause of the crash remained under investigation, the driver of the sedan cooperated with law enforcement authorities and no criminal wrongdoing was suspected.  

The type of accident that occurred here is unfortunately typical.  Though they may otherwise be obeying the rules of the road, drivers often do not see bicycle riders and will sometimes make turns directly into their paths.  Victims may benefit from speaking to a personal injury attorney to discover all their legal options.  And family members of the victim will also suffer a loss in such an accident and may also wish to find out what can be done.

The victim in this crash was a father, grandfather, poet and avid bicyclist.  He was born in Spain and worked there as a teacher.  He eventually immigrated to North America.  He and his wife had two children and they moved to Glendora in 1980.  He is said to have published 3,600 poems that are contained in 31 volumes.


Source: SGV Tribune, “Longtime Glendora resident dies following bicycle accident,” Jan. 26, 2014