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Authorities identify man who died in bicycle accident in Redding

Authorities have identified a bicyclist who died after crashing into a curb on College View Drive in Redding on June 13.

Posted: Jun 14, 2020 10:50 AM
Updated: Jun 16, 2020 3:34 PM

UPDATE: 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - Authorities have identified a bicyclist who died after crashing into a curb on College View Drive in Redding on June 13.

67-year-old Sean Patrick Ohara, of Redding, was pronounced dead at the hospital by emergency personnel, according to the Shasta County Coroner's Office. The case remains under investigation by the Redding Police Department. 

This is a breaking news update. The full article follows below.


REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police say a bicyclist died Saturday after he lost control of his bicycle and crashed into a curb on College View Drive in Redding.

Police say that on Saturday, June 13th, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Redding Police were dispatched to a single bicycle collision on College View Drive east of Bethel Church. Citizens called for emergency services after locating the male victim injured and unresponsive next to his bicycle.

Police say there were no witnesses to the collision, but evidence suggests that the male was riding his bicycle eastbound on College View Dr., down the hill from Bethel Church, when he lost control of the bicycle and crashed into the curb bordering the roadway.

Officials say the male victim was transported by paramedics to the Mercy Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

According to Redding Police, the investigation revealed he was not wearing a helmet and there was moderate damage to his bicycle as a result of the collision.

Police say it is unknown if the male victim was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision.

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office responded to the Mercy Medical Center and made a preliminary identification of the male victim; however, police say his identity is being withheld pending confirmation and notification of his next of kin.

Redding Police would like to remind citizens of the dangers of riding a bicycle without a helmet, to exercise proper bicycle safety, and to obey all traffic laws.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision, or with questions regarding bicycle safety and laws, is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

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