A woman bicyclist was critically injured Tuesday afternoon when a minivan hit her at East Coast Highway and Newport Coast Drive, according to a Newport Beach Fire Department news release.
The crash occurred about 4:29 p.m. when a minivan traveling westbound on East Coast Highway hit the bicyclist, the release said. The woman’s condition was critical, and Newport Beach paramedics transported her to Mission Hospital’s trauma center.
The woman, who is in her late 40s, was not identified in the news release
Two fire department units with five personnel responded, the release said. The Newport Beach Police Department continues to investigate the crash.
No information was available immediately about where the bicyclist was riding when she was struck.