Bicyclist hit and killed on Highway 101 north of Paso Robles

December 23, 2022


A truck hit and killed a bicyclist on Highway 101 north of Paso Robles on Thursday night.

At 10:25 p.m., a caller reported a Dodge Ram headed northbound had crashed into a possible bicyclist on Highway 101 at Monterey Road. Officers arrived to find debris on the highway, and then found the cyclist, according to scanner traffic.

The bicyclist died at the scene. The driver was not injured.

One lane of northbound Highway 101 was shut down until 11:25 p.m.

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This is my relative who was killed. It’s bad enough that our family is dealing with this sudden loss, but then to come on here and read the ignorant comments is awful. Please think before you post. There are many facts of this accident that are not posted on this article. Also there IS a designated bike lane on this part of the 101 so maybe don’t comment if you don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s a tragic situation for everyone so if you don’t have anything nice to say then please just don’t comment.

Nah; anyone can make an account and comment freely more or less. This isn’t your personal page and your family nor the victim are being personally attacked. Freedom of speech is paramount.

Very sad it’s hard enough to drive on the dark hwy at night if i was riding a bike on hwy at night or anytime i’d be lit up like a christmas tree. feel bad for everyone involved

Could this bicycle rider be the same person seen a few days ago riding a bicycle southbound on the northbound side of the 101?

These bicycle riders and pedestrians can’t read the signs saying No Pedestrians or Bicycles Allowed on the 101?

Not all of US 101 is off limits to cyclists. There are sections of US 101 where bicycles are allowed, it is not freeway with access denial. Freeway sections, that have bike and ped prohibition, are usually signed.

10:25pm?! Who is riding their bicycle on the highway at 10:30?! Said it before and I’ll keep saying it; ban cyclists from all roads 35mph or above!

Riding bicycles on the 101 is already illegal. Highly probable that his bicycle didn’t have any lights on it.

It’s perfectly legal between Paso and San Miguel. And certain sections to the south. Those sections are not freeway, they are highway.

Let’s ban cars from streets 30mph or below!

People drive like maniacs on the highway when there is no reason for it. I’m willing to bet the truck was speeding.

I’ll inform you as to why. Imagine walking down the sidewalk and coming upon a couple taking up the whole space; they’re walking two thirds the speed you’d like to. They are aware of your presence yet refuse to let you around or speed up themselves. Are you just going to stay walking behind them? Be considerate and move over if you can or speed up if you have to; simple, no confrontation, no hard feelings etc etc.

Why are people walking and riding bikes on the 101? Especially in the dark of night?