Sometimes, we only learn someone was killed riding a bike when the ghost bike goes up.
That was the case yesterday, when Walt discovered a ghost bike as he rode through Baldwin Park.
In researching the bike, he discovered it was for 43-year old Sandra Lee “Sharky Cakes” Arnobit, who was killed in a collision by a motorist on August 12, 2022, at Maine Ave & Olive Street.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on how it happened. A brief article from the Baldwin Park News says only that the crash occurred around 11:35 pm, and that the victim died at the scene.
A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Arnobit’s memorial and kids says she is survived by her teenage daughter Madison and son Demetrias/Woogie, as well her brother, sister and mother, and considered the biking community her second family.
It has raised over $31,000 of the 50,000 goal.
This is at least the 65th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 19th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Sandra Lee “Sharky Cakes” Arnobit and her loved ones.
Thanks to Walt Arrrrr for the heads-up.