PALMDALE – A man crossing the street on a bicycle was hit by two cars and killed in Palmdale Monday morning, authorities said.
It happened around 6:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, on Rancho Vista Boulevard and Country Club Drive, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate a male bicyclist… crossed Rancho Vista Blvd. from the north side of the street towards the south side against a red light,” the news release states.
“A female driver in her 30s, driving a grey 2009 Toyota Corolla eastbound in the No. 1 lane of Rancho Vista Blvd., struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist fell off his bike and into the No. 3 lane of Rancho Vista Blvd.,” the news release states.
“A female driver in her 40s, driving a white 2015 Ford Fusion eastbound in the No. 3 lane of Rancho Vista Blvd., also struck the bicyclist [while he was] on the ground,” the news release states.
Both drivers stopped and pulled over to the side of the road.
The bicyclist sustained severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.
He was identified as 39-year-old Amin Hopkins of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Rancho Vista Blvd. and Club Rancho Drive were closed for about five hours while the incident was being investigated.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to call Palmdale Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.