RIVERSIDE (January 5, 2013) – Bicyclist David Mendez was fatally struck by a car on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at 3:47 p.m. on Central Avenue, west of Victoria Avenue. Mendez was struck from the back, he was wearing a helmet at the time. Paramedics rushed Mendez to Riverside Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
The driver was at the scene and detained by officers. It is not clear if he was arrested. Alcohol may have played a role in this accident. If that is the case, he can be found liable for the wrongful death of David Mendez.
Mendez, a resident of Riverside, was 22 years old.