A 26-year-old Calgary cyclist was killed in a crash while riding her bike on an Oregon highway on Sunday.
Lincoln City police confirmed Kit Yang Charlene Pun was killed while riding her bike with two friends along Highway 101 in Oregon. The friends were cycling through the state, according to officials.
“She was struck and then run over after falling over from the bike. From our standpoint, it’s a very unfortunate accident. We don’t know if anyone could have done anything differently,” Sgt. Jeffrey Winn told Metro. “It was very odd, just one of those things.”
Winn said the vehicle and the bicycle were going the same direction, with the bicycle on the roadway. Pun was wearing a helmet at the time.
Winn confirmed an 86-year-old woman was the driver of the vehicle that struck Pun, but he doesn’t anticipate any charges against her. Speed and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the accident. “She has been very cooperative and from what witnesses said, there was just no time to stop.”