A bicyclist was killed and another person was in critical condition after a traffic collision in the western San Fernando Valley on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash occurred in the 7100 block of North Shoup Avenue, near Sherman Way (map), just before 4 p.m., according to Eric French of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One person was dead, another was in critical condition and a third was assessed as not critical, French said.
The incident was initially described by French as a “two-car traffic accident also involving a bicyclist.”
The victim was a woman in her 40s who had been riding her bike when she was hit by a car, according to an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The crash was not a hit-and-run, the officer said.
On scene, Valley Traffic Division police Lt. Warren Jones said two vehicles had collided in the intersection at Shoup Avenue and Sherman Way, then one of the vehicles ran off the roadway and onto the sidewalk, where the cyclist was fatally struck.
Traffic detectives were on scene and the investigation ongoing, Jones said.
Shoup Avenue and Sherman Way were blocked off, and a body appeared to be under a sheet on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building, aerial video showed.
A damaged bicycle was on its side next to the curb.
A sedan with damage was up on the sidewalk about 20 feet from the body and the bicycle. It was stopped next to a pickup truck.
The crash site was near the border of Canoga Park and West Hills.
KTLA’s Nidia Becerra Tijerino contributed to this article.