Menifee Man ID'd in Deadly Bicycle Crash

The bicyclist was pedaling east Friday on Railroad Canyon Road when he tried crossing the roadway from a concrete center median and was hit by a moving sedan, sheriff's officials said.

Photo Courtesy: Daniel Lane, Lane Media.
Photo Courtesy: Daniel Lane, Lane Media.

The coroner's office Saturday released the name of the 61-year-old Menifee bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car in Canyon Lake.

The bicyclist, Conrad Pasco, was pedaling east Friday in the 31000 block of Railroad Canyon Road when he tried crossing the roadway from a concrete center median and was hit by a moving Honda Civic, sheriff's authorities said.

Pasco was taken to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries, the coroner's office reported.

The motorist, a 21-year-old Yucaipa man, was interviewed by sheriff's deputies at the scene and released. The eastbound lanes of Railroad Canyon Road near Blackhorse Drive were shut down for several hours and re-opened, sheriff's authorities said.

— City News Service.

Bd April 28, 2014 at 03:37 PM
ChrisG, I travel Railroad multiple times every day. The bike lane near Canyon Lake is probably acceptable, but as you go down the hill towards the freeway it gets really sketchy. Bikes (and pedestrians) have just a slim path between the cars that are doing 50 mph minimum and the weed covered edge which leads to a very steep slope. No room for error at all.
Anthony April 28, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Put "K-Rail" right on the strype that officially separates the "Bike Lane" Ain't no car gettin through the K-Rail! K-Rail Barriers Now!
ChrisG April 28, 2014 at 06:32 PM
@bd, Ill take your word for it. I've never been on that road on a bike. I was using google maps when I made the comment. Looked pretty good from the map. At least the area where the accident occurred.
Bd April 29, 2014 at 01:05 AM
ChrisG, it's not really bad there, other than speed of the cars. Unfortunately the cyclist made the mistake of crossing where there was no intersection, let alone a crosswalk. And there are lots of plants in the median that hindered the driver from seeing him. Very unfortunate.
Brenda May 20, 2014 at 03:43 AM
Anyone walking or riding a bike and trying to jaywalk through a median is going to be a target. Then have it be where traffic is very heavy, going at least the 45 speed limit, going in many different directions with 2, 3 big intersections and freeway on and off ramps. All in that little area, and then add the bike lanes its hard enough to keep track of everyone. Take a bike rider coming out of the center divider and yep, he is unfortunately going to get hit :/ Very sad and I wish he had thought about it before he did it. I hate the street 1/2 mile on either side of the freeway, 15 that is. Its a nightmare with everyone c hanging lanes to get into the shopping centers on one side, the food places and gas on the other side and then the different lanes for the freeways or going east and west. All spells trouble and there is usually a fender bender pulled over in there somewhere. As usual bad designs when they decided to develop out here before they thought about the freeway and street infrastructures.


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