MISSION BAY PARK, Calif. — A woman who was fatally injured early Sunday while riding her bicycle in Mission Bay Park, and died several hours later in a hospital, has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The victim was identified as Stela Hristova, 21, a resident of Bulgaria who was visiting family in San Diego.
Hristova was riding her bike without a helmet headed southbound in the middle of the traffic lane about 3:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Ingraham Street on Vacation Island. The driver of a sedan swerved when he saw her, but not in time, and struck her.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died at 2:05 p.m. from injuries she sustained in the collision.