Fatal Accident | Bus hits Oxnard Bicyclist

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On October 8, 2018, at approximately 4:13 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a collision which occurred on Gonzales Road west of the intersection with Lantana Street.   When officers arrived, they discovered that a 60-year-old bicyclist was struck by a Gold Coast Transit bus, which was travelling eastbound on Gonzales Road.  The bicyclist was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center due to critical injuries.  Despite receiving medical treatment, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the bus and three additional passengers were not injured.  They remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.  Based on the initial investigation, it was determined that the bicyclist veered into traffic lanes, from the eastbound bicycle lane, just prior to being struck by the bus. 

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved.  The collision is still under investigation.  Anyone who has information about this collision is urged to contact Senior Officer Paul Knapp at (805) 385-7750 or via email at [email protected].

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