I made this list in November of 2013, after the death of Paul Lin, when a neighbor asked how many other cyclists had been killed in Newport Beach. When I went to answer, I was saddened that the community doesn’t know who these people were and I’m sure it’s not for lack of caring – it’s just too many to believe.
Not that any single one of these deaths shouldn’t have shocked the conscience of our town.
The following is a list of cyclist fatalities following collisions with automobiles in the City of Newport Beach, California since 2005. The list is not exhaustive. We are aware there were others during the same period and in the past. If you are aware of others, please let us know in comments. We will add them to the list.
It is important to remember these cyclists…
(last updated August 11, 2016)
You may click through each link for further details:
Jonathan Wilson, crashed bicycle into parked car on Bayside Drive, August 2, 2015.
Debra Deem, struck by car at Pacific Coast Hwy and Newport Coast Drive. August 27, 2013 (died August 28)
Candace Tift, struck by car on sidewalk of Pacific Coast Highway near Riverside Drive. August 23, 2006 (died August 24)