The LAPD has just released word that a woman was killed in a collision while riding her bike in LA’s Florence neighborhood.
According to the notice below, the victim was somehow struck by the driver of a truck on Florence Ave just east of the 110 Freeway at 8:26 pm.
She became trapped under the wheels, and died at the scene.
#BicyclistFatality; INC#1465; 8:26PM; 360 W Florence Av; http://bit.ly/2DQs1Gu ; #Florence; PRELIM: One adult female bicyclist apparently struck by and found trapped beneath truck, determined dead at scene once freed by firefighters; Male vehicle driver not injured; LAPD South Traffic Incident #4811.
A street view shows three lanes and a left turn lane in each direction.
No other information is available at this time.
Crashes like this usually involve a vehicle somehow turning across the path of the rider, but we’ll have to wait for more information to understand how this could have happened.
This is at least the 46th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 24th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and her loved ones.