Source: A 32-year-old Ridgecrest woman lost her life Thursday when a car collided with her bicycle on Jacks Ranch Road just north of West Drummond Avenue. According to a California Highway Patrol press release, Kellsey Twesme was riding her Trek bicycle south in the bicycle lane at an unknown speed when 87-year-old Juanita Finnessey’s 2002 Pontiac Bonneville allegedly drifted into the bike lane and struck the rear of Twesme’s bicycle, ejecting her. Finnessey was also traveling south at an unknown speed. Liberty Ambulance transported Twesme to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital emergency room, where she died from her injuries. Finnessey was not injured. The Ridgecrest Police Department, Kern County Fire Department Engines 73 and 74, Police and Community Together and the Indian Wells Valley Community Emergency Response Team also responded to the accident.
Crash time: between 9 a.m. and 11:59 a.m.
Closest Intersection: West Drummond Ave
Land use: Suburban
Road type: Collector
Where on the road the collision happened: Bike Facility
What type of bike facility: Bike Lane
Collision type: Rear-end
Vehicle type: Automobile
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Failure to Yield
SourcesSource: News Report
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