News release - 8/15/2013

Published 8/15/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Serious Injury Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Bicyclist
DATE/TIME:  August 15, 2013 / 0900 hours
LOCATION:  Fifth Street east of Patterson Road
PARTY 1:                                     White Male, 68 years, Oxnard Resident
 (name withheld pending notification of next of kin)
PARTY 2:  Catherine Grace Schambra, 53 years, Port Hueneme Resident
VEHICLE 1:  Blue Raleigh Mountain bike
VEHICLE 2:  White 2006 Toyota Camry
PREPARED BY:  Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator
 Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750

On August 15, 2013, at about 9:00 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Upon arrival, officers found that a white Toyota Camry had struck a bicyclist on Fifth Street just east of Patterson Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Toyota, driven by Catherine Grace Schambra, was traveling westbound in the number one lane of Fifth Street towards Patterson Road. The bicyclist was traveling westbound on Fifth Street in the bicycle lane. The bicyclist began changing lanes to get into the left turn lane to go southbound on Patterson directly in front of the Toyota. Unable to avoid a collision, the Toyota broadsided the bicyclist.
The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. Driver Schambra was not injured as a result of the collision. 
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Maria Peña at 805-385-7750. The investigation is ongoing.

DATE / TIME PREPARED:  August 15, 2013, 1:30 p.m.   


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