A 42-year old woman was killed riding a bike in Lake Forest Sunday afternoon, just hours after another Orange County bike rider lost his life.
She was taken to Mission Hospital, where she was pronounced dead an hour later.
Once again, there is no word on how the crash happened. And the only mention of the driver is that he or she remained at the scene.
Orange County sheriff’s investigators report that there’s no evidence either the victim or the driver was under the influence; however, the investigation is ongoing.
This is at least the 58th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 15th that I’m aware of in Orange County.
That equals the total in LA County, with over three times the population.
Update: The Orange County Bicycle Coalition reports that Tran may have been killed as a result of road work on Santiago Canyon, which had greatly reduced lanes on the popular riding route, without any provision to keep bicyclists safe during the construction.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Hanna Tran and his loved ones.
Thanks to Bill Sellin and Victor Bale for the update.