Source: It isn’t always cars that kill cyclists. It can be a moment’s inattention, an obstacle in the road, a driver passing too close, or a rider exceeding his or her own ability. We may never know why Lihsiang Chang fell while riding her bike last Thursday. All we know is the 54-year old cyclist was riding north in the bike lane on the 11200 block of San Diego’s El Camino Real around 1:45 pm when she somehow lost control of her bike, on what’s described as a steep downhill — even though the road doesn’t look that steep. She suffered a serious head injury and was placed on life support at a La Jolla hospital. Sadly, Chang was taken off life support yesterday and died around 5 pm. No other information is available at this time; this is one instance when knowing if she was wearing a helmet might have mattered.
Crash time: between noon and 2:59 p.m.
Land use: Urban
Road type: Urban Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Bike Facility
What type of bike facility: Bike Lane
Collision type: Other
Vehicle type: No other vehicle involved
At crash time driver was: other
At crash time cyclist was: Don't Know
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/san-diego-cyclist-dies-five-days-after-solo-fall/