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    Laguna Beach cyclist hit by Prius and dies

    This was Tuesday night in Laguna Beach on PCH

    55-Year-Old Cyclist from Laguna Beach Struck and Killed on PCH - Police & Fire - Laguna Beach, CA Patch

    A 55-year-old male bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle in Laguna Beach Tuesday night.

    The collision occurred on the northbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway at the intersection with Emerald Bay around 6:55 p.m., Laguna Beach Police Department Sgt. Eric Lee said.
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    Felony Hit and Run with Manslaughter.
    Driver stopped several miles away.
    Not taken into custody.
    Makes me sick.

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    They have GOT to do something about this bad habit of running somebody over and then fleeing the scene. That's just awful, never mind the fact that he killed a man through his (assumed) carelessness.

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    Driver probably stopped to see if his car was damaged so he wouldn't have to tell his parents.

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    I looked at Google Earth and the distance from Emerald Bay to the school is maybe 1.2 miles.

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    My first thought; Texting. It was daylight when it happened.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Awful news yet again!

    My condolences to the family and friends of John Colvin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
    Felony Hit and Run with Manslaughter.
    Driver stopped several miles away.
    Not taken into custody.
    Makes me sick.
    Amen.

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    I grew up in Tustin and PCH was one of my favorite rides...
    Red Hill< MacArthur<PCH<Laguna Canyon<Sand Canyon.. thru Irvine Ranch and back...
    or the reverse ride.
    It just hits home with me.
    I now ride with a flashing light on the back all the time.
    RIP

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    Rode that stretch a couple weeks ago. Was riding last night and had originally planned to go down Laguna Canyon, up that same stretch of PCH and then up Newport Coast, but changed our minds at the last minute.

    I also ride with a flashing rear light in the hopes of catching the eye of a slightly distracted driver.

    RIP.

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    Bad news like this hits me and my wife hard, and we can only imagine how the family and friends of this man feel.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
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    Have they released the name of the Prius driver?

    Condolences to John Colvin's family.

    RIP fellow brother rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimincalif View Post
    I also ride with a flashing rear light in the hopes of catching the eye of a slightly distracted driver.
    I use one as well but think in this situation not sure if it would have helped. Likely a texting use of mobile phone eyes off road situation ... OR he could have seen the cyclist and being inexperienced...steered the car where his eyes went.
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