A Bend doctor has died of injuries she sustained in a June 12 bike crash, Bend police said.
Virginia Vader, 60, was riding her bike in the northbound bicycle lane south of the Century Drive and Reed Market Road roundabout when for an unknown reason she crashed her bike. Police say there was nothing to indicate what caused the crash, and there was no vehicle or pedestrian traffic in the area that would have contributed. Vader was wearing a helmet, and was taken to the hospital for treatment of what police call “significant injuries.”
Vader, a pathologist with the Central Oregon Pathology Consultants, died several days later.
Sgt. Brian Beekman said single bike fatalities are unusual, and the cause of Vader’s crash could not be determined. Beekman said a friend who was biking with Vader and who witnessed the crash did not see anything obvious that would have caused it.
According to the Central Oregon Pathology Consultant web site, Vader had been with the organization since 2002.