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Cardiff 101 executive director, bicycle safety advocate seriously injured while cycling

Cardiff 101 executive director, bicycle safety advocate seriously injured while cycling

A Cardiff-by-the-Sea community leader and an advocate for bicycle and pedestrian safety was struck and seriously injured while cycling in Leucadia, authorities said.

Roberta Walker was headed south on North Coast Highway 101 about 6:10 a.m. on Dec. 8 when she was hit by a truck, also headed south, near the Leucadia Post Office, according to a sheriff’s sergeant and friends.

The 42-year-old victim, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown a significant distance and was unconscious for a time after the crash, friends said. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition with injuries that included a brain bleed, a spinal injury and broken ribs.

Both Walker and the truck were...

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