The bloodshed continued on Southern California streets, as yet another person was killed riding a bicycle, this time in Irvine.
According to the Orange County Register, the victim, who hasn’t been publicly identified, was struck by a motorist somewhere near the offramp to the 405 Freeway at Jeffrey Road around 9:43 am Saturday.
Which makes it the fourth fatal SoCal bike crash in just the last five days.
The victim apparently died at the scene, with the coroner called 43 minutes after the crash.
There’s no description yet on the victim, or just how or where the crash happened. Although it appears to have been near the northbound offramp, since Jeffrey changes names south of the 405.
Meanwhile, someone was transported to the hospital with a leg injury. But again, there’s no word on whether that person was in the car, or if the driver may have struck someone else, as well.
Hopefully, we’ll learn more soon.
This is at least the 31st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the eighth that I’m aware of in Orange County.
Update: The Orange County Coroner has identified the victim as 26-year old Irvine resident Barbora Kabatova.
Even though the coroner was called to the scene, Kabatova actually died Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo nearly 30 minutes after the crash.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Barbora Kabatova and all her loved ones.
Thanks to Bill Sellin for the heads-up.