Our local newspaper had a story today about a 47-year-old Harley rider who was killed when a pickup pulled out from a cross-street in front of him. The rider was thrown from the bike and then run over by a car in the oncoming lane who did not have time to avoid him. He died instantly. The paper provided no details regarding the protection worn by the rider, but it may not have made a difference under the circumstances. The paper said the pickup driver was cited and the affair is being referred to the local DA who will decide if prosecution is warranted. The rider had recently moved here from the Bay Area. Sly Park Road turns off of Hwy 50 at Pollock Pines and is frequently used by riders accessing Mormon Emigrant Trail, which connects to Hwy 88.