Teen struck, killed while riding bike in Visalia: VPD

Teen struck, killed while riding bike in Visalia: VPD

VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A teenager riding a bike was struck and killed Saturday night, Visalia Police say.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a collision on Riggin Avenue, west of Shirk Street, just before 9 p.m. for a report of a vehicle vs a bicyclist.

  • Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
    Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
  • Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
    Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
  • Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
    Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
  • Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog
    Image courtesy Visalia Watchdog

Investigators say they arrived at the scene to find that a 17-year-old girl had been traveling against traffic in the eastbound lanes of Riggin Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound.

The teen was transported to Kaweah Health where she later died.

Officers say the vehicle’s driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Police say drugs, nor alcohol, appear to be a factor in this collision.

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