Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On June 18, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department was notified that the bicyclist involved in the collision succumbed to her injuries despite lifesaving efforts. The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
On June 18, 2019, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist which occurred on Hemlock Street at Seaside Drive. The bicyclist, a 44-year-old female of Port Hueneme, sustained serious injuries and was immediately transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the 2006 Ford Explorer, identified as a 26-year-old male of Oxnard, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Based on the preliminary investigation, traffic investigators determined the Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on Hemlock Street approaching Seaside Drive when the bicyclist, who was also traveling westbound on Hemlock Street, turned left into the path of the vehicle. The driver of the Ford Explorer was unable to avoid the collision and his vehicle collided with the bicyclist.
Traffic investigators do not believe speed and alcohol/drugs were involved. The collision is still under investigation. Anyone who has information regarding this collision is urged to contact Traffic Officer Justin Songer at (805) 385-7750 or via email at [email protected].