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Bicyclist Dead Following Traffic Fatality on Railroad Avenue in Saugus

Bicyclist Dead Following Traffic Fatality on Railroad Avenue in Saugus

Uploaded 10/30/2013

Photos: Austin Dave

[Perry Smith, KHTS] Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are investigating the scene of a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Sgt. Rich Cohen of the Sheriff Station’s Traffic Unit.

The collision took place at the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Railroad Avenue.

“The bicyclist was heading northbound on Railroad and went against a red light,” Cohen said, adding that this was based on initial witness reports, and that Sheriff’s Station officials were waiting for the Coroner’s Office to arrive on scene.

The bicyclist was declared dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to have his blood alcohol level tested, as a precaution, but it’s not suspected to be a factor in the crash, Cohen said.

“It’s not suspected but we have to rule that out,” he said.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it does not appear as though the driver, who was operating a Los Angeles County vehicle, will face charges in the crash.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said the man’s identity was not known at this time because he had a wallet but no identification.

He was described as a young man.

Alex Salazar, 25, who said his Valencia home is right next to the intersection, said he just finished taking his niece to school when he returned and saw the traffic stopped.

“It was weird, you never see this type of thing here,” he said, who described the scene as tragic.

28 Comments for Photo Gallery: Bicyclist Dead Following Traffic Fatality on Railroad Avenue in Saugus
  1. prayers to the families!OMG.

  2. Michelle Lea says:

    Was it an adult or child? My prayers go out to the driver and the other family

  3. Agustin Prieto says:

    His name is Luis Ernesto Ochoa Espinoza, and he was the attendant at the 76 gas station at the corner of Bouquet cyn and Soledad Cyn. rd.He was from Nicaragua and we are trying to find any relatives or friends that can come forward to help identified the body.

  4. What a tragedy! My sympathies to all who were involved.

  5. Prayers to the families and the driver too

  6. It was a baby wasn’t it? So sad to lose a child. OMG. The family must be overcome by grief. RIP

  7. Prayers go out to the driver and the bike rider :(…

  8. This is so sad. I feel for the driver and the family of the bicyclist.

  9. As a bicyclist who obeys the “rules of the road” I am saddened more for the motorist who now lives with the guilt/grief attendant to having taken a life — all of it unnecessary if the bicyclist had merely followed these rules. I am seeing more and more folks in motorized vehicles and non-motorized vehicles that behave in such a manner.

  10. Laura Ruhland Junas…I think this is what the problem is

  11. I wonder if it was the same guy that darted in front of me the other day. Damn near went up the curb trying not to hit him.

  12. Saw the accident, so very sad.

  13. Silvie Faust says:

    God bless the family.

  14. It’s in the Signal article Jon.

  15. It says it in the report Jon

  16. you don’t know if that was case Kevin

  17. Judi Jordan says:

    Accident was horrible….my heart goes out to the family of the deceased and the driver of the Stay Green truck.

  18. So sad. Condolences to the family.

  19. Kim Stephens says:

    How unbelievably sad!

  20. Praying for the family :/

  21. Very sad but the bicyclist was apparently riding against traffic and ran a red light.

  22. so saddened to hear this….prayers

  23. so sorry to read of this sad condolences to the family..

  24. prayers to the family, so sad!

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