Laura Shinn Killed in Fatal Collision on Pershing Drive [San Diego, CA]
Balboa Park Bicycle Accident Results in Fatality
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 23, 2021) – Tuesday morning, a fatal collision on Pershing Drive claimed the life of SDSU’s director of facilities planning, Laura Shinn in Balboa Park.
Officers responded to the crash around 7:30 a.m., on Pershing Drive near Florida Drive, according to Officer Scott Lockwood.
Upon arrival, responders located the unresponsive bicyclist and transported her to an area hospital. However, the victim later succumbed to their injuries.
Meanwhile, the involved driver remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.
Later on, the coroner’s office identified the victim as 57-year-old Laura Shinn, 2021 president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects’ San Diego chapter.
In addition, the surrounding area on Pershing Drive was closed for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. But, the road has since reopened.
The San Diego Officials are working to identify the reasons behind the Balboa Park bicycle-auto collision.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Laura Shinn.
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