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Female Cyclist Seriously Injured in Long Beach Crash

The collision between bicycle and vehicle near Bellflower and Atherton happened Tuesday night, police said.

A woman on a bicycle was seriously injured in a collision with an automobile in Long Beach Tuesday night.

The collision occurred near Atherton Street and Bellflower Boulevard at 7:17 p.m., said Sgt. David Marander of the Long Beach Police Department.

The driver of a Honda Odyssey that struck the bicyclist stayed on the scene, Marander said. Further details may come Wednesday morning.

Miles Green January 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I hate bikers...
Richard January 16, 2013 at 03:10 PM
And they probably hate you, too.
Tom Stricklin January 16, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Hate should be banned
LBC Resident January 16, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Bicyclists have every right to be out on the road just like you, Miles. As long as they obey the rules of the road, I don't mind them. We all know there are some jerks on bikes, just like there are jerks in cars. I do notice several bicyclists on Atherton who do NOT have lights, reflectors, nor light-colored clothing to make themselves more visable. Perhaps this was the case last night. I'm assuming the folks I (can't) see on Atherton are going to CSULB. It's not the best lit stretch road over there, so the bicyclists really need to do more to be seen by drivers. Having said that, drivers need to be more aware, as well. Since I do ride a bike (for fun), I am way more aware of bicyclists on the road. Miles, you sound like a true gem.
Johnny Utah January 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Real cyclists don't cycle at night...
Ms. George January 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Mr. Utah, It would be helpful to readers if you could define "real cyclists" and why they do not ride at night. Also, when obviously speaking for other cyclists, you might name the real cyclists who you are referring to.
hf2hvit January 17, 2013 at 05:43 AM
I have nothing against cyclists...have done it my self... But...what is with all the cyclists AND runners who are out at night or in the the pre-dawn wearing black or other dark clothing? Bicycles with no lights and maybe one reflector with dark clothing in the dark...are you suicidal? And the runners are no better. I would think your number one goal in exercising is your own safety.
maxie January 17, 2013 at 05:59 AM
She was our dogwalker and she died-she wore helmet and reflectors.
Nancy Wride (Editor) January 17, 2013 at 06:09 AM
I am updating the story now, Maxie. Can you tell us more about her?
maxie January 17, 2013 at 07:07 AM
(Updated 9:49 a.m., Jan. 16, 2013) -- A 50 year old woman riding a bicycle succumbed to her injuries last night (Jan. 15) after colliding with a car at the intersection of Bellflower Blvd./Atherton St. In a release this morning, LBPD says: On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at approximately 7:17 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Atherton Street, which resulted in the death of an adult female bicyclist. Officers discovered a green 2002 Honda Odyssey, just south of the intersection, and a female bicyclist lying in the middle of the roadway. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Later in the evening, the victim died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
Nancy Wride (Editor) January 17, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Here is an updated story on the case. http://belmontshore.patch.com/articles/cyclist-fatally-struck-crossed-against-a-red-light
maxie January 17, 2013 at 08:37 AM
The link above is not the real story and is wrong on every level, starting with tje headline. A 19 yearCIndy old,the only supposed witness claimed she ran a red light. . The only witness he killed so what would you say if you were 19.
Pass it on. January 17, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Miles, miles, miles really bad!
Johnny Utah January 17, 2013 at 04:03 PM
dont worry øbama will ban that next
Johnny Utah January 17, 2013 at 04:04 PM
real cyclists as in road bikers that wear helmets, cleats, go in packs on PCH, ride the river
Johnny Utah January 17, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I hate recreational cyclists who use up the extra lane that was taken out of 2nd street eastbound and the gang packed fixed gear bikers who break the law too, Miles.
Miles Green January 20, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Whatever, Richard. . Try using the bike lanes, parasite. Over 16... What a joke...
Mar January 26, 2013 at 04:05 PM
It is sad...she was 50 my age. The day she was hit was my 51 birhtday. this woman had a life she worked hard to have and developed. She had family and friends she left behind. Now her beloved pets are orphaned and need forever homes. She has 1 dog and 4 indoor cats who wait in a shelter now without their mom. Her family & friends are devastated. Bicycle or not, the girl that hit her, 19 or not. She is gone. Forever the 19 yr. old will know the truth and she will live with it until her own death. And now those who know the 19 yr. old can watch and see what she learns and does with her life from here on out. It could have happened to any one of us. But it happened to the 19 yr. old. But there is still one woman who had pets had a life, had people who depended on her and now she is gone forever from this world we know as our lives. May the Angels hold you high and God praise all the goodness you were here and all the greatness you are there. Amen.

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