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A man was killed in a bicycle accident in Stanton after a vehicle struck him at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard early morning on January 18, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived at the scene. The victim was transported to an area trauma center where he died shortly afterward.

A little later, Garden Grove police made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the suspected hit-and-run vehicle. The driver was detained and questioned, but not arrested. Officials said the investigation is ongoing to determine if they have the “right guy.” Investigators are also not sure yet if the bicyclist was using the crosswalk or if the driver might have run the red light.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of the deceased victim for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Saul Lopez, 15, a 10th grader at Vaughn Charter School was killed in a bicycle accident in Pacoima. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal collision occurred the morning of November 15, 2016 at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street. Lopez was riding his bike to his school when a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was southbound on Glenoaks Boulevard collided with a 2006 Chevy pickup headed east on Vaughn Street.

The impact sent both trucks in a southbound direction where the Dodge struck the boy, who was riding west in the south crosswalk at the intersection. Lopez was pinned under the Dodge. It is not clear which truck had the right of way. Both motorists stopped at the scene and cooperated with police and neither was arrested. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8000.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Saul Lopez for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Cairo Joseph Castaneda, 42, of North Hollywood, was killed in a bicycle accident in Studio City the morning of April 5, 2016. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, Castaneda was cycling west in the 12000 block of Ventura Place when he entered the intersection at Radford Avenue. He was struck by a privately-owned trash truck. Castaneda was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials are still looking into what caused this fatal collision. No citations or arrests were reported. The incident is under investigation.

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A man was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident the evening of January 25, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bike crash occurred at 17th and La Bonita streets. Police arrived at the scene and saw the man lying in the street. A vehicle was traveling on 17th Street in an unspecified direction when it struck a man on a bicycle who was crossing the street. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of this deceased bicycle accident victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Kevin Jiang, 9, was killed in a bicycle accident in Irvine after he was struck by a van while riding his bike home from school. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bicycle accident occurred at Roosevelt and Bay Tree the afternoon of November 20, 2015. Neighbors have posted handmade signs at the intersection pleading with drivers to slow down at the location.

Police say Roosevelt usually has many children walking to Cypress Village Elementary School where Kevin was a student. The Irvine Police Department is investigating the crash.

This tragic crash has apparently struck a nerve in the community. Hundreds of mourners gathered the night of November 22, 2015 in the Cypress Village neighborhood, just down the street from where the boy was struck and killed.

Kevin came from China six months ago with his parents. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of Kevin Jiang. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Bicycle AccidentA male bicyclist was injured in a Newport Beach car accident.

According to a news report in Corona del Mar Today, the collision occurred at the intersection of East Coast Highway and Marigold Avenue the morning of November 11, 2015.

Officials said the bicyclist was traveling westbound on East Coast Highway along the north curb line in stopped traffic.

The vehicle, an Infiniti sedan, was turning from eastbound East Coast Highway onto northbound Continue reading →

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Bicycle AccidentRobert Castorena, 51, was fatally crushed in a car accident in Carson after a shipping container fell off a truck and on him.

According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the accident happened the evening of October 28, 2015 north of the 405 Freeway next to a shipping container yard on a stretch of road that is a designated route for truckers.

Officials say the truck went under the bridge, which is 14 feet 5 inches tall.

The top of the container, which was attached to the chassis, struck the bridge and Continue reading →

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Bicycle AccidentA female driver has been arrested following a hit-and-run bicycle accident in West Covina, which left a man dead.

According to a KTLA news report, the collision occurred late night on October 26, 2014 in the area of South Valinda Avenue and East Merced Avenue.

A police officer in the area heard what sounded like a traffic collision, pulled out of a parking lot and saw a vehicle fleeing in a northbound direction.

He gave chase and caught up with the vehicle two blocks away. He found it Continue reading →

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Bicycle AccidentPriscilla Vallejo, 13, was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident after she was struck in a crosswalk by a Santa Ana Unified School District’s box truck.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of July 13, 2015 at the intersection of West Edinger Avenue and South Center Street.

Police say Vallejo was riding her bike in the crosswalk when the truck, which was making a right turn, struck her. Vallejo died at the scene. Police do not believe speed or alcohol played a role.

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Bicycle AccidentA bicyclist was hospitalized with injuries after being struck by a car on San Joaquin Hills Road.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the car versus bicycle accident occurred the morning of July 12, 2015 in the westbound lanes of San Joaquin Hills and Beaulieu in Newport Coast.

The bicyclist was reported to have been in stable condition and was expected to survive the injuries. The man who was driving the car Continue reading →

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