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