UPDATED: Bicyclist Struck by Car on Railroad Canyon, Dies

Sheriff's officials say the man, in his 60s, died at the hospital.

Photo Courtesy: Daniel Lane, Lane Media.
Photo Courtesy: Daniel Lane, Lane Media.
A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle Friday near Canyon Lake, where he suffered fatal injuries, fire and sheriff's officials report.

According to Melody Hendrickson of the Riverside County Fire Department, the unidentified man was riding in the area of Blackhorse and Railroad Canyon around 10 a.m. when he was hit.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, she said.

"The subject was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," according to Sheriff's Spokesman Deputy Armando Munoz.

Railroad Canyon was closed in the area while sheriff's officials investigated, but that's expected to open back up by 3 p.m.

RELATED:  Report, photos from the scene from Lane Media are here.

busymomy1625 April 28, 2014 at 05:41 PM
I just moved to this area a month ago, driving Railroad Canyon every day taking my kids to school. The speed limit posted is 50. MANY people are at 70+ on that stupid road, like it's the damn freeway. I don't know the exact details of this incident, but that road needs more than just a stupid radar sign telling you your speed.
Anthony April 30, 2014 at 02:11 PM
I wonder what happened to my comment about putting "K-Rail Barriers up!?
Rae Anne Resident April 30, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Anthony there has been a computer glinch that has been erasing commets.
Helen Dawson May 03, 2014 at 04:56 PM
I have lived in Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and Sun City, all within the last 30 years. Railroad Canyon Road has been a dangerous road since long before they ever widened it. So many people have been killed along that road, it's really sad. Several years ago, my son-n-in-law witnessed a terrible accident along there, when a young woman on her way home from college, lost control of her car, and went over the north side, edge, and down the embankment. He and another man who saw the accident climbed down to try to help her. My son-in-law held her hand, while she begged him not to let her die. He was so shaken, and feeling guilty that there was nothing he could do to extricate her from the car. The paramedics/firemen had to get her out. We later found out that she did not survive the accident. Everyone certainly does need to heed the speed limit, especially along Railroad Canyon Road, especially between I-15 and Canyon Lake.


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