Irwindale, CA (March 29, 2021) – One woman has lost her life after she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle on Saturday, March 27, in Irwindale. The vehicle that struck her was being driven by one Adrian Ortega, 21, of La Puente.
Ortega has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving after the fatal collision that took place at around 1:20 a.m. in the 2900 block of Huntington Drive. The suspect attempted to flee the scene of the crash after striking the woman but was apprehended near Francisquito and Sunset Avenues in West Covina.
The woman’s identity has not been released to the public at this time. Authorities in Irwindale continue to investigate the details of the incident.
Road closures were put in place around the scene of the crash in order to allow authorities to investigate. Traffic delays were observed in the area for about two hours after the collision occurred.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
The significance of pedestrian safety is presently being heavily emphasized by legislators in California which, as stated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has the highest pedestrian accident rate in the United States.
The elderly, non-English speakers, and young children have the highest odds of enduring a critical injury or dying from a pedestrian-involved accident.
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