PALMDALE – A 19-year-old Palmdale man was killed Monday night after he rode a bicycle into the path of a sport utility vehicle near a Palmdale intersection, authorities said.
The crash occurred around 9:13 p.m. on Palmdale Boulevard, just east of the intersection of 30th Street East, according to a Palmdale Station press report.
Raymond Amadea Jr. was crossing Palmdale Boulevard from a private parking lot when he was struck by a gold 2001 Subaru Forester that was traveling eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard, according to the report.
“There’s a B-1 Liquors over on the north side of the street…the bicyclist came from either out of that driveway or near that driveway, which is a few hundred feet from the intersection,” said Palmdale Station Detective Jeff Perkins. “He [Amadea] was essentially going from the north side of the street to the south side of the street and rode his bike in front of oncoming traffic.”
Amadea was thrown from his bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The SUV driver, 21-year-old Julia Oatney of Littlerock, was not injured in the collision.
Palmdale Boulevard was closed to routine traffic between 30th and 35th Street East, until approximately 2 a.m., while the incident was being investigated.
Neither alcohol nor speeding was determined to be a factor in the collision, Perkins said.
The incident remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.