Naperville woman biking to work struck, killed by car
A 56-year-old Naperville bicyclist apparently on her way to work died after being struck by a car Wednesday morning near the intersection of Diehl Road and Freedom Drive on the city's north side.
Police said Shwuwei Yeh apparently was attempting to cross Diehl Road on the east side of the intersection with Freedom Drive about 7:25 a.m. when she was struck by a 2006 gray Nissan Titan driven by a 35-year-old Aurora man. Yeh was transported to Edward Hospital where she died of her injuries.
The initial investigation indicates the car was traveling east on Diehl Road when it struck the bicyclist, who was attempting to cross Diehl from south to north. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the police department's traffic unit, and Sgt. Lou Cammiso said sunlight is among the factors investigators are considering.
Police believe Yeh was on her way to work at the time of the accident.
"Riding your bike to work is a good, healthy thing to do, but it's a dangerous intersection to cross," Cammiso said.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who has any additional information regarding the crash is asked to contact the traffic unit at (630) 305-5285 or to email firstname.lastname@example.org.