Cyclist Killed in Newport Beach Hit and Run

A black pickup truck did not stop after hitting a woman on a bike

By Melissa Pamer
|  Saturday, Sep 15, 2012  |  Updated 6:47 PM PDT
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Cyclist Killed in Newport Beach Hit and Run

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A 57-year-old female bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was stuck from behind by a hit-and-run driver in Newport Beach.

The cyclist was riding northbound on Newport Coast Boulevard when she was hit by a black, full-sized pickup truck at about 9:45 a.m., according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

The driver did not stop. The truck was "possibly" a 2001 to 2004 Toyota Tacoma with significant damage to the right-front area.

The collision occurred between Ocean Vista Drive and Vista Ridge Drive (map).

The woman was taken in critical condition to a local hospital, where she died. She has only been identified as an Irvine resident, pending family notification by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information about the incident or the driver is urged to contact Traffic Investigator Eric Little at (949) 644-3746 or elittle@nbpd.org. 

Another female cyclist, identified as 29-year-old Sarah Leaf of Corora del Mar, was also struck and killed in the coastal Orange County city on Friday.


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