Orange County Sheriff and Fire Department crews responded to a crash involving a bicyclist around 1:40 p.m. Bystanders performed CPR on a bicyclist after she was hit by a motor vehicle on Paseo De Valencia near Kennington Drive. The bicyclist was taken to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, where she died from her injuries. The Orange County Coroner’s office identified the woman as Michiko Day, of Laguna Woods. Friends interviewed by investigators indicated that Day was an avid cyclist and rode her bike daily.
Reports stated that the victim was riding her bicycle southbound on the bike trail next to Paseo De Valencia when she rode into the road to avoid oncoming cyclists. When the woman went into the street, she was hit by a minivan driven by a 59-year-old Laguna Hills man.
Paseo De Valencia was closed at the site of the accident for several hours during the investigation. The driver of the minivan was not cited or arrested.
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