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October 22, 2014

Teen Suffers Severe Head Injuries In Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident

A teenager suffered serious head injuries after he was struck by at least one vehicle in Huntington Beach.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of October 17, 2014 at the intersection of Heil Avenue and Edwards Street.

Police say, based on preliminary investigation, that a white 2010 Mercedes was traveling east on

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August 29, 2014

No Criminal Charges For Deputy Who Struck Bicyclist

A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputy who fatally struck bicyclist Milton Olin will not face criminal charges in connection with the incident, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has determined.

According to a KTLA news report, the collision on December 8, 2018 that killed Olin, a prominent Woodland Hills entertainment attorney, has fueled outrage in

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August 4, 2014

Anaheim Bicycle Accident Causes Injuries

A bicyclist was injured in an Anaheim car accident after being struck at a busy intersection.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the morning of July 31, 2014 at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and State College Boulevard.

The injuries to the bicyclist were described as

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July 21, 2014

Bicyclist Killed In Pomona DUI Collision

A bicyclist was fatally injured in what officials suspect was a collision caused by a drunk driver.

According to a KTLA news report, a BMW was traveling north on Garey Avenue near Philadelphia Street early morning on July 19, 2014 when it rear-ended a bicyclist who was in the right shoulder.

The man was thrown off his bike. He

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April 30, 2014

Bicyclist Killed in Orange County Crash

Haitham Gamal, 38, of Dana Point, was killed in a bicycle accident, which officials suspect, may have involved an impaired driver. The Orange County Register reports that the bike crash occurred the night of April 29, 2014 along Pacific Coast Highway near the Green Lantern intersection. Gamal was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger were also hospitalized when their 2001 Acura sedan overturned after hitting the bicyclist. The driver of the Acura was only identified as a 19-year-old man. He and his 18-year-old passenger were transported to an area hospital with head trauma. No citations or arrests have been reported pending an official investigation.

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January 8, 2014

Bicyclist Killed in Riverside DUI Crash

David Mendez, 22, was killed in a Riverside bicycle accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal collision occurred the afternoon of January 5, 2014. Police say Mendez was riding a bike east on Central Avenue in the far left lane about three-quarters of a mile west of Victoria Avenue when a driver struck him from behind. Mendez, who was wearing a helmet, suffered fatal injuries and died at a local hospital. The driver was detained at the scene and officials, but it is not clear if he was arrested. Officials suspect that the driver was under the influence. The investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of David Mendez for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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December 24, 2013

Bicyclist Killed in Los Angeles Crash

James Rapley, a 29-year-old visitor from Australia, was killed in a bicycle crash after a vehicle struck him. According to a report in The Pacific Palisades Patch, the fatal bike crash occurred the morning of December 22, 2013 on Temescal Canyon Road near Pacific Coast Highway. Rapley was eastbound on Temescal Canyon Road when a 1980 Mercedes struck him. Rapley was transported to an area hospital where he died. Mohammed Kadri, the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle, remained at the scene. LAPD officers are still investigating the incident. No arrests were reported.

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October 4, 2013

Bicyclist Critically Injured in Malibu Truck Crash

A female bicyclist was critically injured in a crash with a box truck on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred early morning on October 2, 2013 near Coastline Drive. The details and circumstances of this crash are not clear. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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August 5, 2013

Corona del Mar Car Accident Injures Bicyclist

A bicyclist suffered injuries in a Newport Beach car accident after being struck by a vehicle in the beachside community of Corona del Mar. According to a news report in Corona del Mar Today, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Harbor View Drive and Sea Lane. Witnesses told police that a Toyota Prius struck the cyclist who was traveling south on Sea Lane. The Prius was eastbound on Harbor View. The bicyclist was transported to a local trauma center for treatment after complaining of back pain. The bicyclist's injuries were not life threatening.

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July 12, 2013

Bicyclist Critically Injured in Ontario Hit-and-Run Crash

A 17-year-old male bicyclist suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run collision around midnight on July 7, 2013. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred on Riverside Drive east of Walker Avenue. Officials say the suspect vehicle was eastbound on Riverside Avenue when it collided with the teen's bicycle. The driver fled the scene. Police are describing the vehicle as a dark-colored car with front-end damage. The teen was discovered lying in the street. Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to contact officials at 909-395-2902.

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November 6, 2012

Buena Park Cyclist Dies in Collision

November 6, 2012—Buena Park, California—A man riding a bicycle in Buena Park was killed when he was struck by a vehicle, according to the Orange County Register. The accident took place at the intersection of Knott and LaPalma Avenues around 6:00 p.m. when an unidentified driver struck a 20-year-old cyclist. Both the driver and the cyclist were transported to hospitals with injuries. The driver had minor injuries, but the cyclist died as a result of the collision.

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September 27, 2012

Bicyclists Injured in Separate Crashes in La Canada Flintridge

Two bicyclists were injured in separate traffic collisions, the night of September 25, 2012. According to a report in The Pasadena Star-News, the first collision was reported between a bicycle and a Toyota Scion at 5334 Angeles Crest Highway. The bicyclist, a 30-year-old Oregon man, suffered major injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Less than an hour after this incident occurred another bicyclist was injured in a separate crash involving a Nissan Maxima at 2236 Foothill Boulevard. The 31-year-old bicyclist in that case suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized as well. Neither driver was arrested or cited.

My thoughts and prayers are with injured victims of these collisions. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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September 10, 2012

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in San Diego Delivery Truck Accident

A 74-year-old bicyclist suffered major injuries in a San Diego truck accident after he was run over by a delivery truck in the Sports Arena area. According to a news report in U-T San Diego, the injury collision occurred just after noon on September 7, 2012 on westbound Sports Arena Boulevard near Rosecrans Street. A Dixieline truck, driven by a 41-year-old woman, made a right turn into the Dixieline store on Sports Arena. The woman failed to see the bicyclist and hit him, officials said. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with a serious injury to his left leg. The investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to this elderly man who was injured in this bicycle accident. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep this injured victim in your thoughts and prayers.

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September 7, 2012

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Temecula Car Accident

Lionel McGee, 18, suffered major injuries in a Temecula car accident after a car struck his bicycle, the night of September 6, 2012. According to a news article in The Press-Enterprise, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Margarita Road and Rancho California Road. McGee was riding at the intersection when a vehicle that was turning left struck him. McGee suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No arrests or citations were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lionel McGee, who has been severely injured in this crash. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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September 6, 2012

Young Bicyclist Injured in Sierra Madre Collision

A girl was injured in a Los Angeles County car accident after an SUV struck her bicycle. According to a report in The Pasadena Star-News, the injury collision occurred the morning of September 5, 2012 at the intersection of Laurel and Canon avenues in Sierra Madre. Police say the female driver of a small SUV was making a right turn from Laurel Avenue to Canon Avenue. She saw the bicyclist, but instead of hitting the brakes, she stepped on the gas, officials said. The girl was pinned under the bicycle and suffered several abrasions. The nature and extent of her injuries is not know. The driver of the SUV has not been cited pending the official investigation.

My thoughts and prayers are with the young girl who has been injured in this bicycle accident. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. I truly hope her injuries are not serious.

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