A bicyclist was fatally injured when he was hit by a motorcycle while riding across a Riverside street, authorities said Tuesday.

The fatality happened about 10:25 p.m. Monday on Magnolia Avenue, just east of Jackson Street, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Sgt. Ryan Wilson said that a 54-year-old Corona man was riding his Harley Davidson west on Magnolia when the victim rode his bike directly in front of the motorcycle, attempting to cross the four-lane corridor from north to south. There was no crosswalk nearby, Wilson said.

The Harley smashed into the bicyclist, killing him on the spot, according to the sergeant. The cyclist’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.

The motorcyclist and his passenger went down on the road. They were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries and are expected to recover, Wilson said.

Part of Magnolia was closed for several hours while police conducted a preliminary investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Traffic Bureau at 951-826-8720.

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