LANCASTER – A 22-year-old woman riding a bicycle was killed Monday morning after she ran a stop sign and collided with a school bus in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 10:15 a.m. in the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue G, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Alexandria Romero was riding a Marin 21 Speed Mountain Bike westbound on Avenue G, approaching a posted and visible stop sign at the Sierra Highway intersection, the CHP report states.
For unknown reasons, Romero failed to stop at the posted stop sign and entered the intersection directly into the path of an out-of-service Wilsona School District School Bus, which was traveling northbound on Sierra Highway at about 50 miles per hour, the report states.
The person driving the bus, 56-year-old Ricky Hendricks of Palmdale, applied the brakes but was unable to stop in time, the report states. The bicycle was struck by the right front of the school bus, CHP officials said.
Romero was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Hendricks and the sole passenger on the school bus, 59-year-old Paul Hill of Bakersfield, were not injured in the collision.
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