SAN LEANDRO — A 77-year girl has died from accidents suffered in January when she was struck by an 11-year-old bicyclist after leaving a Bayfair Middle division retailer, authorities mentioned.
San Leandro police Lt. Abe Teng mentioned the dying resulted from a “tragic accident” simply earlier than 5 p.m. on Jan. 3. Based mostly on the police investigation, which has included a evaluation of video surveillance and interviews with the bicyclist and others, Teng mentioned there isn’t any plan to hunt felony fees.
The collision was unintended, he added, saying that “there didn’t look like any malicious intent or any indication it was intentional.” Felony fees could be moreover troublesome to pursue in opposition to such a younger youngster, he mentioned.
The sufferer, Judy Dieter Eisenberg, grew up in San Lorenzo however had been residing in Durham, North Carolina since 2018. She died Jan. 22 at a hospital the place she had been since she was injured.
The coroner’s workplace mentioned the reason for dying was blunt head trauma.
In keeping with police, Eisenberg had simply left the Kohl’s division retailer and had stepped off a curb when three youths on bicycles rode up.
She let one boy — who was doing a wheelie — move by, and after avoiding one other rider, was hit by the third rider, police mentioned. That youngster has since turned 12.
The impression knocked Eisenberg to the pavement, inflicting what turned out to be a deadly damage.
Teng mentioned the youth that hit her tried to cease, together with placing each toes to the pavement, earlier than the collision. The boy was interviewed by police on the scene and was then allowed to depart.
Eisenberg’s kin are nonetheless coming to grips with the dying of the girl they known as “the glue” of a tight-knit household. She was the second-oldest of 12 siblings and had grown up and lived in San Lorenzo earlier than shifting to Durham to be nearer to her youngsters. A widow for 11 years, she had labored as a authorized secretary for her husband, legal professional Mark Eisenberg, kin mentioned.
“She was simply so lively,” mentioned her sister, Mary Lou Eggiman, who mentioned Eisenberg was additionally a breast most cancers survivor. “She was an awesome mother, grandmother, sister and good friend. She was simply so energetic, outgoing and vibrant and really lively for her age, each socially and doing actions.
“She walked day-after-day and when she acquired concerned in one thing, she acquired concerned. She learn voraciously and was simply very clever.”
One other sister, Cathy Tapia, mentioned Eisenberg “was the glue that held our household collectively. She was actually dedicated to her whole household” and was “somebody you might name for assistance on something. She knew the historical past of our household and what the completely different kin have been doing.”
Eisenberg was again within the East Bay for her first go to in 5 years to see kin and mates and to participate in a household vacation gathering the week earlier than Christmas.
On the day she suffered her deadly accidents, she had borrowed Eggiman’s automobile to go to lunch with a good friend and had stopped at Kohl’s afterward to buy a shirt.
Her sisters mentioned they hope the boy who hit her is remorseful for what occurred.
In addition they hope her dying could be a studying level, particularly for younger bicyclists who have to know find out how to trip in a accountable method.
“We simply wish to let all youngsters now what can occur if you’re using your bike,” Tapia mentioned. “Youngsters have to be taught penalties.It’s a must to be protected. Security, security, security.”
“Observe the foundations, comply with the legal guidelines,” Eggiman added.
The chance to see their sister one final time earlier than her dying means quite a bit to her household and her mates, the sisters mentioned.
“That may be a blessing,” Eggiman mentioned. “She acquired to the touch base with everybody. We’re grateful.”