A woman was killed in a Newhall crash this morning, apparently for no other reason than she was riding a bicycle.
According to The Signal, the victim was struck by a driver around 7:05 this morning at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and 15th Street. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died.
She was publicly identified only as a 62-year old woman pending notification of relatives.
The victim was riding on Railroad at the time of the crash; there’s no word on where the person who struck her was driving, or how the crash occurred.
Initial reports had said the victim was a pedestrian, or a man in his 50s.
Photos from the scene appear to show a teal and yellow cruiser bike; debris was left strewn across the roadway.
A street view shows a four-lane road with a single left turn lane and wide parking lanes on Railroad; 15th ends at Railroad with a signalized intersection.
This is at least the tenth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fifth I’m aware of in Los Angeles County
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all her loved ones.
Thanks to Sindy Saito for the heads-up.