HESPERIA: Family & friends gathered on Friday night at the intersection of Main Street and 3rd Avenue to remember 10-year-old Arnold Covarrubias. Inland Empire Biking Alliance came out and placed a “Ghost Bike” in his memory at the intersection.
What is a Ghost Bike?
A Ghost Bike is a roadside memorial placed where a cyclist was killed (usually killed by a motorist) Apart from being a memorial, it is usually intended as a reminder to passing motorist to share the road. Ghost Bikes are usually re-purposed bicycles painted white and placed close to the scene of the collision.
The Family of Arnold Covarrubias are accepting donations to help cover the funeral expenses. A family relative and owner of Dorylis Bridal located at 16147 Main Street in Hesperia is accepting cash donations on behalf of the family. Additionally a memorial account will be set up at a bank and the account number will be posted when available. A car wash is also planned for this Saturday in the parking lot of the Olympic Flame restaurant on Main Street. More details on the car wash will be made available as we receive them.
The driver cooperated with authorities and was not under the influence.
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(Video is listed below is from the Inland Empire Biking Alliance and is not a depiction of this accident. This video shares various Ghost Bike memorials from various accidents.)