Well...she wasn't ticketed, according to the article, which means presumably the police determined that she wasn't guilty of failing to yield the right of way, which is what more or less happened. Based on that, could it be that Roethlisberger was speeding?? With the narrow frontal area and only one headlight, judging approach speed of a bike can be difficult for anyone, old or not. Bikes can be going so fast that a car driver may see it and figure they have plenty of time to make their turn, not realizing that the closure rate is two or three times greater than they thought. Article didn't say he was speeding, but it does make one wonder.
And in any case, cars do this kind of stuff quite a lot, and we as bikers have to be ready for it. Even when we're right, if we crash, we're still wrong (during a getoff your body can't tell who was at fault...).