RIVERSIDE COUNTY (August 23, 2013) – Pascual Vega Jr. was struck and killed by a car Friday evening. The collision happened on Menifee Road, north of Long Road in Nuevo City. The time of the accident was at 8:30 p.m. Vega Jr. was declared dead at the scene from the blunt force trauma.
It is not clear if the driver of the pick-up that struck him stayed at the scene to render aid. Riverside CHP is investigating this deadly collision and have not released any information regarding the driver.
Sadly, accidents like this happen all too often. Drivers should remember to share the road with lower profile bicycle riders and give them around three feet of space when passing.