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Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights that left a bicyclist severely injured. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, tips from the public led to the arrest of Luis Raya-Flores who police say struck and injured a bicyclist and fled the scene. The incident occurred the night of Aug. 22. The bicyclist was traveling east on Whittier Boulevard near Calzona Street when a white pickup truck crossed the center divider into oncoming traffic and hit the bicyclist head on. Continue reading →

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Anthony Alexander Morales Perez, 19, was killed in a bicycle accident in Baldwin Park. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, police officers responded to the crash on Los Angeles Street west of Bresee Avenue the night of July 4. The collision occurred when the bicyclist who was westbound on Los Angeles Street attempted to make a left turn onto Bresee Avenue. Continue reading →

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Police are asking for the public’s help to apprehend a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and injured a bicyclist in Simi Valley earlier this month. According to a KTLA news report, Simi Valley police have released video footage of the incident where the vehicle can be seen striking the bicyclist and then leaving the scene of the accident. The collision occurred the afternoon of Feb.7 at the intersection of Madera Road and Easy Street. Continue reading →

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Bryan Lembke, 39, died Nov. 11, days after he suffered critical injuries in a Long Beach bicycle accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred on Nov. 7 when Lembke was rear-ended while biking westbound in the third lane of Spring Street near the 605 Freeway. The driver, a 53-year-old Cypress man, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests or citations have been reported yet. Long Beach police are still looking for anyone who might have seen the collision. If you have any information, call 562-570-7355. Continue reading →

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Mike Kreza, a Costa Mesa Fire Captain, has been critically injured after being struck by a driver in Mission Viejo the morning of Nov. 3. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the bicycle accident occurred on Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found Kreza lying in the roadway. He was unresponsive with visible head and body trauma. Kreza was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Continue reading →

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A bicyclist was struck and killed in a Van Nuys hit and run accident early morning Nov. 1. According to a City News Service report, the hit-and-run driver was later apprehended and taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The incident occurred at the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Stagg Street. Police responded and found the cyclist who was struck from behind and pushed 40 feet. Continue reading →

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A man was killed in a bicycle accident in Lancaster the morning of Aug. 25. According to a KTLA news report, the deadly collision occurred along Avenue K east of Stanridge Avenue. Preliminary investigations show that the bicyclist was riding west on Avenue K in the bicycle lane, when a man was driving a vehicle westbound as well. For unknown reasons, officials said, the vehicle swerved to the right, crossed into the bicycle lane and hit and cyclist from behind. Continue reading →

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A 33-year-old woman was arrested after she left the scene of a Costa Mesa car accident that resulted in injuries to a bicyclist. According to a KTLA news report, Pratiti Renee Mehta, 33, has been charged with felony hit and run resulting in injury. Her arrest came after details about the incident were posted to social media, police officials said. Police officers and fire officials responded to the incident, which occurred at the intersection of Red Hill Avenue and Bristol Street the morning of March 20. Continue reading →

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A man in his 30s suffered fatal injuries in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a sedan. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when the man was riding his bike along La Palma Avenue just west of Moody Street the night of March 13, 2017. The 18-year-old driver of the sedan stopped and called 911.

It is not clear if the bicyclist was using a crosswalk at the time of the accident. Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs were factors. The female driver was not cited or arrested. The bicyclist died from his injuries at an area trauma center. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact La Palma police at 714-690-3368.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of this deceased bicyclist. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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A man sustained a head injury in a Newport Beach bicycle accident after an SUV struck him near a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the night of February 20, 2017 on Westcliff Drive just before Rutland Road. Police said both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Westcliff near Rutland when they collided for unknown reasons. The bicyclist, a man in his 40s, was hospitalized with head trauma. However, the nature and extent of his injuries is not known. No citations or arrests were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this injured bicyclist. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery and hope his injuries were not severe. Continue reading →

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