Bicyclist Hit by Car in Santee Dies

A woman riding her bike in Santee was hit by a passing car Friday afternoon, and later died.

The collision happened at about 4:30 p.m. when the woman was riding her bike north in the 9300 block of Cuyamaca Street. Sheriff's deputies said that, for unknown reasons, the woman rode westbound across two lanes of  northbound traffic.

A motorist driving north on Cuyamaca Street saw the bicyclist and tried to drive around her, but still clipped her, deputies said.

The bicyclist was unconscious at the scene, and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Officials said she died just before 1 a.m. Saturday from injuries suffered in the collision.

The woman’s name and age have not been released.

Deputies do not believe the driver is at fault. The investigation is ongoing.

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