This morning we received confirmation of an earlier bicycle collision on the other side of the bridge at Dover and PCH on Thursday the 13th of 2012.
Newport Beach Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe supplied the following:
“The accident occurred at approximately 11:15 am westbound on West Coast Highway, west of Dover Drive,” Lowe said in the email. “A female bicyclist was struck by a truck pulling a fifth wheel trailer. The preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was traveling westbound on West Coast Highway, as it passed the cyclist the rear right portion of the trailer clipped the handlebars of the bicycle, causing the cyclist to fall. The female cyclist suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.” In an e-mail exchange Kathy confirmed that:” The driver of the truck has not been cited or arrested. The collision is still under investigation.”
We would like to update the above with the rider’s condition, and ask for your healing thoughts towards “Rider A“.
Rider A, is a seasoned triathlete, riding a “course” she’s ridden many times before in her training rides. Surgery to relieve pressure in the skull scheduled for today was deemed unnecessary by the medical staff, although until bleeding is absorbed,they won’t know anything about the use of her right leg or recovery amount, and recovery time is unknown at this point.
Rider A was transported to another hospital out of the area, and remains in ICU.
We send her our best recovery wishes and hope you do too.