The victim has been identified as Marisela Echeveria, according to a Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition release.
Updated at 3:05p.m. (October 15th)
According to LA Weekly, the bicyclist was a 36 years old woman who was apparently training for an upcoming Triathlon event.The fatal accident might have been an accident, according to a sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks. Brooks has given the bus driver’s version of the story that the killed woman might have struck a parked car that caused her to turn into the path of the bus. Brooks considered this version “preliminary.”
The investigation is still taking place and more information to come as it becomes available.
Posted at 10:53p.m. (October 14th)
According to City News Service, MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza affirmed that he didn’t know if there were any passengers on the bus when the accident took place.
“I don’t know whether the driver was a man or a woman or what the driver’s previous safety record was,” Inzunza said. “But we are doing our own investigation as well. And I know it’s standard policy to give the driver a drug and alcohol test after any accident.”
More information to come as it becomes available.
A metro bus line 534 hit and killed a woman on a bicycle on PCH north of Pepperdine. A reporter at the scene said that a bus pulled over and the metro bus officials were at the scene. Expect heavy traffic. The accident happened at around 1:50pm.
The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station released the following statement:
“On Saturday afternoon deputies from Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to 25019 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu to investigate a traffic collision involving an adult female bicyclist and a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel arrived and pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene.
Eastbound Pacific Coast Highway between Puerco Canyon Road and John Tyler Drive has been closed temporarily. The traffic collision is currently being investigated by the Malibu/Lost Hills Station Traffic Detail.”