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Nov 19, 2012 1:52 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

Bicyclist severely injured in crash

A Santa Barbara woman has life-threatening injuries after police say she ran a red light while riding her bicycle and was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Santa Barbara Police say Talia Alessandra Tashma-Rapp, 18, was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after the collision at Victoria and Santa Barbara Streets just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say she failed to stop at a red light and may have had earbuds in her ears as she was riding. She was not wearing a helmet.

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