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Cyclist killed on Tuesday in Irvine, CA(4 posts)

Cyclist killed on Tuesday in Irvine, CAjrescpa
Oct 24, 2003 1:33 PM
Not to ruin everyone's weekend. Summary. 46 year old male cyclist killed 10:45 Tues morning on Culver Drive, Irvine, CA. He was riding in the bike lane(a wide bike lane) when he was rear ended by a 21 year old in a 1993 Mustang. Cyclist was wearing a helmet but thrown 100 feet. Died of his injuries. As of Wed. no charges had been filed against the driver. Reported in Irvine World News (For local folks). Moral. Be safe, don't ride too close to the white line and kiss your wife(husband) and kids before you leave the house. You never know if you'll make it home. This poor guy never did.
Any web source for more info?The Walrus
Oct 24, 2003 5:11 PM
That's an area where I frequently ride--I always thought of Irvine as an especially bike-friendly place, but it seems like that's just a false sense of security. Gotta be careful everywhere...
from Irvine World
Oct 24, 2003 7:48 PM
A 46-year-old Irvine cyclist died Tuesday morning after a collision with a car on Culver Drive between Campus Drive and Bonita Canyon Road.

Douglas Edward Lowe was riding his bicycle southbound on Culver Drive when a red 1993 Ford Mustang driven by Javier Valle, 23, of San Bernardino collided with the rear of the bike, according to police. The car was also traveling southbound. The accident occurred at about 10:45 a.m.

Police Investigator Jonathan Cherney said Lowe was reported to have been riding on the shoulder about three-quarters of a mile south of Campus Drive when he was struck. The accident is still under investigation, he said. Lowe was thrown about 100 feet, landing on the side of the road, Cherney added. He was wearing a helmet.

Lowe, a resident of the University Town Center area, was taken to Irvine Regional Hospital where he died of his injuries at 11:26 a.m., police said.
Valle was not injured.

The driver was not charged with any wrongdoing as of Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information about the accident should contact Investigator Cherney at (949) 724-7024.
Thx for the additional info (nm)The Walrus
Oct 24, 2003 8:46 PM