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Bicyclist dies after being struck by driver, 78, in parking lot

April 4, 2012 |  7:55 pm

A Whittier woman died Wednesday after being struck by a car being backed out of a parking space by a 78-year-old woman, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Rosalinda Manzanares, whose was said to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County paramedics about 1:30 p.m., investigators said.

Authorities said Angelica Cuevas was backing her Toyota out of a space outside a beauty parlor in a shopping center at Broadway and Norwalk Boulevard when the car suddenly accelerated.  After striking Manzanares, the car rolled on top of her, according to investigators.

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