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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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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.

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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 →

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A man who was pushing his bicycle was struck and killed in a car accident in Palm Desert, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the crash occurred the morning of February 7, 2015 on Hovley Lane just west of Corporate Way.

A silver 2002 Porsche was traveling west on Hovley Lane when it struck a bicyclist who was pushing his bike.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Porsche, identified as 60-year-old Thomas Karl Doczi, has been arrested on Continue reading →

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Vinh Tran, 36, was killed in a Fountain Valley bicycle accident, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal collision occurred the morning of December 27, 2014 at Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue. Police say a Jeep driven by 37-year-old William Joseph Klein struck Tran who was riding his bike south on Brookhurst.
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Shaun Eagleson, 30, was killed in a Newport Beach bicycle accident after officials say a self-described drug counselor struck and killed him while under the influence. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal accident occurred the evening of October 19, 2014. Officials say 23-year-old Neil Storm Stephany was westbound on East Coast Highway in a Toyota Tacoma when he hit Eagleson who was on a bicycle. Eagleson died a little later. Stephany apparently left the scene of the accident, but police arrested him near Newport Center Drive and East Coast Highway.

When he was being arrested Stephany told police he was a drug counselor. Court records show he had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge in 2011. He also has a history of drug offenses. Stephany is facing a murder charge in connection with this incident. The investigation is ongoing. Our deepest condolences go out to everyone who knew and loved Shaun Eagleson for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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A woman was killed in a bicycle accident after she was struck by a vehicle the evening of October 11, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles, the accident occurred at the intersection of Longview and LePage Ranch Roads.

California Highway Patrol officials said the woman was killed east of Littlerock near the Devil’s Punchbowl in the southeast Antelope Valley.

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