By Tammy Murga & Jim Holt
Signal Staff Writers
A 62-year-old woman riding her bicycle in Newhall was struck and killed by a car Friday on Railroad Avenue at 15th Street.
At 7:05 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle in Newhall.
They found a an adult bicyclist in the roadway suffering from major injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle, said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
The bicyclist, at first believed to be a man, was a 62-year-old woman taken to the hospital by paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, where she later, said Miller, succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the car, meanwhile, a woman in her 50’s, was not injured.
The initial call came in at 7:10 a.m. as a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, said Fire Department spokesman Austin Bennett, noting the patient was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Three Fire Department units responded to the scene by 7:14 a.m.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, the identity of the person has not yet been released pending next of kin as of 9:15 a.m.
Northbound Railroad Avenue in Newhall remained closed as of 9:30 a.m. with deputies still investigating, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The cause of the collision is under active investigation.
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