A woman was struck and killed in St. Helena this past week, after her bicycle ran into the side of a box truck on Main Street. The woman was vacationing with her husband who she had just recently married.
She entered Main Street from a private driveway, turning left out of the driveway, striking the passenger side of a box truck at a right angle, hitting midway between the cab and back axle.
She and the bike fell under the wheels of the truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was right behind her when the incident occurred. The driver of the truck said although he didn’t see anything, he stopped after feeling the collision.
We don’t know a lot about the crash yet, but I’m hoping that the California Highway Patrol releases more after their investigation. It’s always tragic when a biker dies in a traffic accident, but I’m confident that the authorities will let us know what happened so we can determine what both the driver, and the bicyclist, may have done to prevent such a terrible incident.