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Brentwood Bicyclist Killed On Balfour Road Ride; Local Man Arrested For DUI


At 6:37 pm Sunday, an adult female bicyclist was struck and killed in Brentwood by a passing motorist on Balfour Road just east of Sellers.

Brentwood Police were first on scene and said the unidentified bicyclist suffered major injuries. A medical helicopter was requested and CPR was started, however, the medical helicopter and all additional units were cancelled. By 6:49, the County Coroner was requested.

The road was shut down in both directions as police and CHP investigated the incident. The roadway re-opened around 9:00 pm.

Update per CHP (7:02am)

We are saddened to report that at approximately 6:40 PM last night a Brentwood woman was struck and killed while riding her ten-speed bicycle. She was riding her bicycle along the right side of the westbound lane of Balfour Road, east of Sellers Avenue.

A 29-year-old Brentwood man was driving a 1996 Plymouth Neon in the same lane and direction towards the bicyclist when he allowed the right front end of the vehicle to collide with the back of the ten-speed.

The woman was subsequently ejected from her bicycle and succumbed to her injuries at the scene. She was 54 years old. The driver was arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol.

ECTNOTE: This story comes from our affiliate site, EastCountyToday.


  1. I can’t think of anything worse than to be dragged down by a drunk in a car. I shivered when I read this. I’ll think of her on my next ride and hope that noise I hear coming up behind me is not the last thing I hear. RIP

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