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Buena Park Cyclist Killed in Auto Collision 9-16-12

9/19/12: Updated with some details but direction of travel wasn’t one of them

And then there were Three in the OC

In one of the deadliest weekends for cyclists in the Southland, we regret to have to add another name to the list of lives lost. For now we will leave it as “Unknown Rider” lost in a traffic collision with an automobile Sunday night (9/16/12) at 7:45pm.

The collision occurred on Artesia Blvd., east of Stanton Avenue, in Buena Park.

The male cyclist’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Update: Thanks to Buena Park Police Corporal Andy Luong for providing the following information:

The rider, a male, 51, and resident of Buena Park had a collision with an automobile in the roadway and was not:

  • Wearing a helmet
  • Wearing any reflective safety gear (vest, ankle wraps)
  • Had no lighting on his bicycle

Having ridden through that area,  anything is possible and since the case is still under investigation we will not speculate as to the cause but present a map of the collision site for your consideration:

Cyclist Collision 9-16-12

3 comments to Buena Park Cyclist Killed in Auto Collision 9-16-12

  • Bill

    Cyclists are run down when not seen in broad daylight, so not doing everything possible to be visible, especially after dusk, is important for all riders.
    Helmets are life savers in some situations; odds are you will never need it, and if you do you it may not be sufficient, but not wearing one is a foolish choice.
    Reflective and hi-viz clothes help a motorist see you – why let fashion decrease your chance of being seen?
    California law requires lights and reflectors; for a reason.
    The number of riders who ride on the road with out these 3 basic defenses is amazing; would you drive a car at night with all reflectors & lights removed, with no seat belts? I have seen it but obviously by foolish or impaired drivers.
    DanaPointr is correct to not blame the victim, but until infrastructure actually slows all vehicles to survivable impact speeds, riders who ignore these 3 basic safety tools ARE contributing to their injury or demise if they get hit. Might as well ride against traffic and text while at it…

  • Ed

    No blame (or fault of the collision) has been assigned by the investigating agency as yet. I’m sorry if you infer from the facts presented by the PD that we were blaming the victim. We are not – yet could the collision have been prevented if the cyclist were more visible? We’ll never know, nor will we know if the victim would have survived if they were wearing a helmet. While we don’t know the lighting conditions at the impact site or if that would have made any difference, it is the law to have a working tailight and headlight when riding your bike between dusk and dawn.

  • DanaPointr

    Many pedestrians don’t have reflective gear or helmets, yet it should be safe to be outside after dark. This is pure bad infra that causes deadly driving. Don’t blame the victim.

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