Police End Investigation Into Death of Cyclist Sarah Leaf

posted: October 31st, 2012 01:54 pm | 5Comments

The driver of a truck involved in the Sept. 14 death of bicyclist Sarah Leaf has been cleared, and the investigation has concluded, police confirmed in an email today.

“The Newport Beach Police Department’s investigation shows Ms. Leaf and the driver of the truck both made right turns from eastbound East Coast Highway to southbound Bayside Drive,” said Kathy Lowe, a police spokeswoman, in an email. “While making her turn, Ms. Leaf began to lose control of her bicycle and subsequently fell into the number two lane of southbound Bayside Drive. Ms. Leaf fell underneath the truck and the truck then traveled over her body. There was no evidence to indicate that the truck and bike made contact prior to Ms. Leaf falling to the ground.”

No drugs or alcohol were involved, she said.

Read our earlier stories here and here.

5 Responses to “Police End Investigation Into Death of Cyclist Sarah Leaf”



October 31st, 2012

Not me............


November 1st, 2012

I hope some of the militant bikers now give the driver some sympathy. He did nothing wrong and has to live with it forever.


November 1st, 2012

Seems to me the driver is due some apologies from the cycleganger's. It also hasn't gone unnoticed that after more than 24 hours that this story has been sitting here not a single peep is to be had from any of them. Crickets.


November 2nd, 2012

Still I hear nothing but crickets.

Charles O. Jones

November 10th, 2012

I'll take your bait Robin - As one that has been on the receiving end of your anti-cyclist rants in the past, I suppose your comments are directed at people like myself. In response to the article: I'm glad to see that the NBPD has concluded their investigation and I'm also glad to hear that the driver apparently was not at fault in this accident. Unlike your attitude towards cyclists, (or cyclegangers as you like to call us), I'm willing to admit that the vast majority of mototrists are caring and responsible people. I will not however offer any apologies to the driver as I never accused him of any wrong doing. Now I realize that others may have jumped the gun in harshly judging this driver and I agree, that was wrong. But their preconceived attitude towards the driver is really no different than your preconceived attitude towards cyclists, both are wrong. Perhaps your should take a good look in the mirror before you start throwing darts at others.

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