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By Lillian Boyd

Update, Sept. 29: The woman has been identified as Jennifer Macy, 36, from San Juan Capistrano. As of a few days ago, one kid had been released from the hospital and the other was expected to be released later that day.  The incident is still under investigation.

A woman in her thirties died Saturday night, Sept. 25, after she crashed her electric bicycle while riding it with two children on San Juan Creek Trail in San Juan Capistrano.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department received reports of the crash around 8:30 p.m. and responded along with Orange County Fire Authority. According to Todd Hylton, OCSD public information officer, the fatal accident occurred north of Creekside Park—where Dana Point borders San Juan Capistrano.

“There were two children on the e-bike under the age of 5,” Hylton added. “They were transported to the hospital.”

OCSD has not yet released the identity of the deceased woman. It is unclear what speed the e-bike was going before the crash.

“The crash remains under investigation,” Hylton said.

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  • You are local – where along the 19 miles did this happen?
    Your ‘stock’ photo is a nice view of Saddleback but obviously no rocks to land on…
    8:30 at night – did she have legally required headlight?
    Did the 2 children have legally required child seats and legally required helmets on?
    Was she maintaining a safe speed? Wearing a helmet?
    Was she riding a low speed ebike that is legal on a path or was it a faster or out of class eBike or a motorized cycle ?
    Sorry for the loss of life and tragic future for these children, but such incomplete reporting does nothing to help others be safer as they ride eBikes at night on the paths.
    There is so much you could add to the benefit of others. in the community.

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