Moreno Valley Cyclist, 74, Killed After Being Hit By Truck

MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — A  74-year-old Moreno Valley bicyclist suffered fatal injuries Sunday morning when a truck hit him, the sheriff’s department said.

Vernon Slade was killed in the collision reported at 3:27 a.m. in the 13100 block of Heacock Street, just north of Atwood Avenue, in Moreno Valley, sheriff’s Sgt. Jacqueline Horton said.

Slade was struck by a Dodge Ram truck that was traveling northbound on Heacock Street, Horton said.

He was taken to Riverside County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:56 a.m., according to the coroner’s office.

The driver of the truck was cooperative and did not sustain any injuries, Horton said.

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  1. FN Cee says:

    Gotta feel for everyone touched by this … the driver, the bicycle rider … the police and all the medical folks … one might wonders what such an old man was doing riding along at 3:30am? … not that it matters much …

    1. mp says:

      Riding around in the early morning is odd for someone his age…I would guess. One would think there would be less traffic and safer.

  2. ??? says:

    that’s too late (or early) to be out walking or riding a bike…it’s dangerous or you could be a victim of crime. You gotta stay home where it’s safe. RIP

  3. Karen says:

    I am not 76 years old but I don’t even like driving my car at night.

    God bless his soul.

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