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Antelope Valley Press reports on cyclist hit by car on Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 19th, 2011 at 17:23

This morning, the Antelope Valley Press reported on page A2 about the cyclist who was hit by a car after a group ride on Saturday morning. According to their coverage:

A bicyclist hit by a sedan that veered into her lane on the Avenue L bridge over the Antelope Valley Freeway remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition, a sheriff’s official said.

Lisa Collins, 50, of Lancaster was riding west about 10 a.m. Saturday when she was struck by an Acura TSX moving out of its lane and into the off ramp lane, said Sgt. Brian Dunn of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

I rode over the Avenue L bridge yesterday and can report that the speeds driven there are excessive as drivers rush to get to the freeway entrances.

There are no bike lanes on the bridge. I believe the speed limit is 45. It felt like most drivers were going quite a bit over that.

The section of Avenue L from the corner of 10th St West and crossing the freeway to 15th St West is dangerous and making it less so should be a priority for the City of Lancaster.

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3 Responses to “Antelope Valley Press reports on cyclist hit by car on Saturday, July 16, 2011”

  1. Liz roark Says:

    The speed in which cars proceed to enter the southbound fwy are frightening. As. Cyclist I am weary going that route. Bike lanes throughoutbthe Av lack immensley. here is to a complete recovery for my friend Lisa

  2. Eric Shore Says:

    Lisa Collins was a “regular” on the Saturday group ride. She makes it fun to ride and encourages me to be healthier. She’s very proud of her bike, wiping it down after each ride and keeping it in the house. She doesn’t deserve this… no one does. I’m riding again, tomorrow, Saturday, and I fear it won’t be the same. She is like family… everyone on “the ride” is. My prayers are for Lisa and the Collins family>

  3. Shawna clark Says:

    This was my mama. :'(

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