Source: The Press-Enterprise and Southwest Riverside News Network report that a 16-year old cyclist was killed in Moreno Valley earlier this week. According to the SRNN, Moreno Valley resident Stephen Espinoza was hit by a van while riding at the intersection of Graham Street and Zoe Drive around 2:30 pm Monday; the Press-Enterprise reports that he hit the van, instead. He suffered severe head injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene. As usual, the driver was uninjured. No word on how the collision occurred. This is the 48th cycling fatality in Southern California so far this year, and the ninth in Riverside County; that compares with 12 bike fatalities in the county last year.
Crash time: between noon and 2:59 p.m.
Closest Intersection: Zoe Dr
Land use: Urban
Road type: Collector
Where on the road the collision happened: Intersection
Collision type: Cyclist side/Car front end hit
Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Don't Know
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/teenage-moreno-valley-cyclist-killed-monday/
Legal StatusLegal status: No charges filed
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