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Teenager dies after riding through stop sign on bicycle and crashing with vehicle

Posted: 8:47 AM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 15:49:10Z

A teenager has died after CHP says she failed to stop at a stop sign while riding her bicycle and crashed with a vehicle.

The crash happened happened around 3 p.m. on October 24 at the intersection of Road 256 and Avenue 88 just south of Porterville.

According to CHP, the 15-year-old female bicyclist was traveling eastbound on Avenue 88 and approaching the intersection with Road 256 and a posted stop sign at an unknown speed. A 2005 GMC was traveling northbound on Road 256 approaching Avenue 88, which had no traffic control device, at about 50 to 55 mph.

According to CHP, the bicyclist failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed into the path of the GMC in the intersection. The driver of the GMC attempted to avoid the bicyclist, however the left front end of the vehicle hit the front of the bicycle. The bicyclist was ejected off the bike and landed on the roadway. 

The teenage bicyclist was not wearing any head protection. She was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital, where CHP says she succumbed to her injuries. The identity of the teenager has not been released pending notification of the family.