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.
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 →
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 →
A 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 →
Robert 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 →
A 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 →
Priscilla 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.
A 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 →
A bicycle accident in Anaheim involving a tanker truck proved fatal for a man identified as 42-year-old Timothy Binau. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of Orangewood Avenue and Harbor Boulevard the night of April 1, 2015. Officials arrived at the scene to find the victim fatally injured.
The tractor-trailer and the cyclist were both traveling south on Harbor Boulevard when they collided into each other. Investigators are still looking into exactly how the crash happened.
Police do not suspect that the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He remained at the scene and cooperated with detectives. He was not injured.
Two bicyclists were injured after both were struck by vehicles nearly at the same time in the cities of Orange and Anaheim the night of March 17, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Orange police responded to an accident on Chapman Avenue near the northbound 57 on-ramp after a taxi van heading east hit a bicyclist. The male bicyclist was hospitalized. The cab driver was not intoxicated and was not cited, officials said. Nearly around the same time a bicyclist was struck at the Burger King in the 500 block of Euclid Street in Anaheim. The bicyclist was treated for his injuries. Both bicyclists are expected to survive.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured bicyclists. We wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →