Somehow, we missed this one.
According to My News LA, a 50-year old Placentia woman died two days after falling of her bicycle in Huntington Beach.
Police investigators say Wendy Cendejas apparently fell making a left turn into traffic while riding east on Warner Ave, west of Sceptre Lane, around 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 17th.
She was found by police lying in the roadway, with her bicycle nearby.
Cendejas was taken to UCI Medical Center, where she died the following Monday.
A street view shows two lanes in each direction on Warner, with a center left turn lane onto Scepter from eastbound Warner; there’s also a painted shoulder on each side that she could have been riding in.
It’s unclear from the description if anyone actually saw her fall. And there’s no information on what may have caused the fall, which could have been anything from simply losing her balance to striking some sort of obstacle in the roadway.
Or her fall could have been caused by a driver in some way.
Anyone with information is urged to call Traffic Investigator D. Demetre of the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714/536-5670.
This is at least the 54th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 13th that I’m aware of in Orange County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Wendy Cendejas and her loved ones.