OAKLAND, Calif. (June 1, 2018) — Tatyana Schmid, 28, of Oakland, was identified as the bicyclist who died in a head-on collision with an SUV Thursday afternoon in the Oakland hills, according to East Bay Times.
The Oakland resident collided with the vehicle about 4:30 p.m. in the 7000 block of Skyline Boulevard near Elverton Drive.
The woman was riding her bicycle eastbound when she came to a curve in the roadway. A driver in a Chevrolet Traverse was heading westbound and approaching the same curve when the two collided. The news report states that the woman veered into the path of the vehicle, but that remains under investigation. Sadly, the bicyclist died of her injuries at the scene.
The driver of the SUV who is from outside the area was questioned by police.
The initial report indicates that speed may have been a factor in the crash, but not drugs and or alcohol.
Witnesses or anyone with information about this collision may call traffic investigators at 510-777-8570.
Fatal Accident Investigation
Police are investigating this collision to determine fault. At this time, we do not know for certain whether the driver or the bicyclist was at fault. There are many unanswered questions such as whether or not the driver or cyclist was speeding or veered into the path of the other person.
Our prayers go out to those affected by this horrible crash.
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