LIVERMORE — A bicyclist who died along a rural road on Sunday appears to have crashed while negotiating a sharp turn following a long downhill straightaway, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Monday.
The CHP reported the bicyclist’s death around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Officer Tyler Hahn said she is a 51-year-old woman from Dublin, but authorities did not identify her immediately. She died from injuries sustained in the crash, he said.
The woman wore a helmet and appeared to be an experienced rider, Hahn said. She crashed on the northbound side of Flynn Road, about 1.1 miles from Patterson Pass, around 11:36 a.m. Hahn said she started out with a group of riders from Danville but was by herself when she crashed.
“Somewhere along the line, they separated,” Hahn said. “Then, some time later, another biker in the group found her. She was badly injured and had very labored breathing.”
She later died at the scene, Hahn said.
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“It looks like she was going down a pretty steep hill on a straightaway,” Hahn said. “But at the bottom of this hill is a very sharp right-hand turn, and if you’re not familiar with the area or not a great rider, it can be pretty dangerous.”
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