Update: Injured bicyclist ID’d as Manorville woman

The Huffy Santa Fe
The Huffy Santa Fe

Riverhead Police have identified the bicyclist who was critically injured in a Wading River car crash last week as 53-year-old Jane Whittenburg of Manorville.

It took police several days after the 6 p.m Wednesday crash to learn who the woman was, as she was not carrying any identification.

Ms. Whittenburg was wearing black bicycle shorts, a t-shirt and black sneakers and riding a woman’s blue Huffy Santa Fe bicycle — as shown in the picture — when she was hit by a 2009 Nissan driven by Michelle Richter, 29, of Medford, who was heading north on Wading River Manor Road, police had said.

She was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she remained Monday with injuries still being described as serious.

Riverhead Detective Sergeant Joseph Loggia said last week the accident is still under investigation, but that sun glare may have led to the collision.

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information to call 727-4500.