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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:43 am

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170622/lapd-looking-for-answers-in-shooting-death-across-from-the-plant-in-panorama-city :cry:
A 27-year-old man from North Hills was shot to death in a McDonald’s parking lot in Panorama City on Wednesday, and Los Angeles police are looking for answers.

Francisco Fuentes died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office and the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting was reported around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 7900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The fast-food restaurant is across the street from the Plant shopping center.

When patrol officers responded, police said, they found the man on the ground next to a bicycle in the entrance of a parking lot of McDonald’s.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the man to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene, where it appeared that the man was riding his bicycle or was next to it when the shooting happened, authorities said.

LAPD Detective Steve Castro said when the fire department arrived at the scene, they quickly put the bike to the side, making it difficult to determine if the man was on it or next to it.

“It’s hard to say,” Castro explained.

There were no witnesses at the time of the shooting, Castro added.

“A surveillance camera was not functioning, and we’re just having a hard time with it,” Castro said.

There is no suspect description, but it’s possible the shooting is gang-related, officials concluded.

“Let’s just say we’re looking at the gang angle,” Castro said. “I don’t want to say.”

On June 2, in a separate incident, another man was shot and wounded in a parking lot next to a McDonald’s on the 7900 block of Foothill Boulevard in Sunland.

If anyone has information on the Wednesday shooting, they are asked to contact LAPD Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. During non-business hours or weekends, people are asked to contact 877-527-3247.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:13 am

http://abc7.com/news/innocent-bicyclist-fatally-shot-in-florence-shooting-crash/2141178/ :cry:
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Innocent bicyclist fatally shot in Florence shooting, crash
An innocent man in the Florence area was killed in a shooting following a car accident he wasn't even involved in. (KABC)
By Leanne Suter
Saturday, June 24, 2017 09:56AM
FLORENCE, Calif. (KABC) --
An innocent man in the Florence area was killed in a shooting following a car accident he wasn't even involved in.
The deadly gunfire erupted about 11:30 a.m. near South Hooper Avenue and East 92nd Street, where LASD deputies discovered the 20-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound.
Homicide investigators said it all started with a crash between two vehicles near the location.
The occupants of the vehicles were in an argument when shots were fired by a third person. Officials said the gunshots appear to have been directed at the occupants but they were not struck.
The victim was riding his bicycle toward the scene of the collision when he was hit by gunfire in the upper torso, investigators said, and he died at the scene.
They added it did not appear he was an intended target.

The suspect, who was in a separate car, went back inside his vehicle and fled eastbound on 92nd Street and out of view. Police confirmed that person's car was not involved in the original crash.
Detectives were trying to figure out exactly who opened fire. The occupants of both vehicles were detained, interviewed by investigators and released, according to LASD officials.
It was unknown if the incident was gang-related.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:00 am

http://www.kesq.com/news/police-investigate-after-bicyclist-reportedly-collides-with-vehicle-in-la-quinta/564793914 :cry:
Bicyclist dies after colliding with vehicle in La Quinta
Patrick Edgell
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 09:32 AM PDT
Updated: Jun 26, 2017 04:05 PM PDT
Just before 8 a.m., a bicyclist was traveling northbound on Avenida Bermudas and collided with a vehicle parked along the east curb of the road, north of Call Chillon, according to Sergeant Chris Frederick. The bicyclist was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. 
The identity of the bicylist is being withheld by authorities until they notify his family. 
Avenida Bermudas was closed to traffic in the area Monday morning as officers investigated the collision and cleared the scene. 
KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 is working to get more information about the crash from authorities. We'll deliver updates as soon as they're available. 


   
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:29 am

http://ktla.com/2017/06/26/man-fatally-shot-while-putting-air-in-his-bikes-tires-at-riverside-gas-station-witness-says/ :cry:
A man who stopped at a Riverside gas station to put air in the tires of his bike was ambushed and fatally shot Sunday night, according to a witness.
Police received several calls about 9:19 p.m. reporting a shooting had just occurred behind a gas station located in the 7400 block of Indiana Avenue, the Riverside Police Department stated in a news release.
Responding officers found the victim, who has not been identified, suffering from several gunshot wounds.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to the Police Department.
A witness told KTLA the victim was putting air in his bike's tires when he was ambushed by a gunman who got out of a car.
It was unclear if the shooter got back into the vehicle or fled on foot after the shooting, Lt. Dwayne May said.
No weapon was recovered at the scene and no description of the gunman or the vehicle was immediately available.
Detectives are hoping surveillance video from the store will provide further details about the shooting.
A social media group reported officers were involved in the shooting, but police say that is not the case.
“Unfortunately a Facebook community group or page reported falsely that this was a fatal officer-involved shooting by Riverside police,” Officer Ryan Railsback said. “None of our officers fired their weapons for any reason while here.”
The location where the shooting took place was described as a well-known gang area but it was unclear if the shooting was gang related, May said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Police Department at 951-353-7213 or 951-353-7103.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:06 am

https://dolanlawfirm.com/2017/06/bicyclist-moises-chavez-fatally-struck-alemany-blvd-silver-ave/ :cry:
San Francisco Bicyclist Hit In Intersection
June 20, 2017 – Moises Chavez 51, a San Francisco resident, was struck and killed by an unidentified person driving a car while riding his bike along Alemany Boulevard near the intersection with Silver Avenue. The fatal collision occurred around 5:30 pm Tuesday evening.
Police reported the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Chavez was taken to the hospital and later passed away from the injuries caused by the incident. No other details about the crash have been provided at this time.
We offer our condolences to Mr. Chavez’s family and friends.

San Francisco ranks as one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. It’s also a very bicycle-friendly city. Tens of thousands of bicyclists take an estimated 82,000 daily bicycle trips. Unfortunately,
The City is also home to some of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians and
bicyclists in California. Alemany Boulevard is considered a high injury area by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

In 2014, San Francisco adopted the goal of reducing serious and fatal injuries on its roads to zero within 10 years; thus far, it has not made much progress. Every year in San Francisco, about 30 people lose their lives and over 200 are seriously injured while traveling on city streets. More than 70% of severe and fatal traffic injuries occur on just 12% of The City’s streets.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:19 am

http://www.wbrz.com/news/police-murdered-bicyclist-was-randomly-targeted-suspects-still-at-large/ :cry:
Police: Murdered bicyclist was randomly targeted; suspects still at large
June 28, 2017 8:25 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jeremy Krail
BATON ROUGE - Police say a bicyclist was randomly chased down and murdered on a Baton Rouge roadway, and the suspects are still at large.
According to police, 39-year-old Wilbert Bell Jr. was shot and killed in the 2700 block of Lockwood Avenue on June 15.
Police say Bell was chased on the roadway and shot multiple times. According to L'Jean McKneely with BRPD, it's believed the suspects approached Bell as he was riding his bike along the roadway.
"He dropped the bike, took off running and these guys gave chase," McKneely said.
Throughout the course of the investigation, police learned that the victim was shot by multiple black male suspects who were last seen fleeing the area westbound on Chippewa Street in a white SUV. Police believe Bell was randomly targeted.
"We think it was a random act," McKneely said. "They saw this guy riding his bicycle and they just attacked him."
Homicide detectives are attempting to identify the individuals who were captured on surveillance video as they chased after Bell on the night of the shooting.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:23 am

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20170704/la-woman-killed-while-bicycling-in-big-bear-lake :cry:
LA woman killed while bicycling in Big Bear Lake

By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
POSTED: 07/04/17, 9:25 AM PDT | UPDATED: 10 HRS AGO
BIG BEAR >> A 56-year-old Los Angeles woman on a bicycle was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday, July 3, in the community of Big Bear Lake, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff/Coroner’s report.
Paramedics were called at 10:51 a.m. to the intersection of Menlo Drive and Butte Drive in Big Bear Lake. The woman, who has not been identified, was transported to Bear Valley Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:33 a.m.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:38 am

https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2017/07/03/terrible-person-shoots-ballard-safe-streets-advocate-with-pellet-gun/ :evil:
Terrible Person Shoots Ballard Safe Streets Advocate With Pellet GunTom Fucoloro

Image from Keller. The pellet hit her in the thigh.

Some terrible person shot Haley Keller with a pellet gun Monday night while she and her husband Dave were biking home from watching the sunset at Golden Gardens.

Keller, a Connect Ballard advocate, Board Member of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes, and co-founder of Pedder Brewing, said the pellet hit her in the thigh, leaving a nasty welt that is turning into a bad bruise. The experience shook her up, but she’s glad that at least it didn’t hit her in a more dangerous spot, like in the face.

The two of them were biking south around 11 p.m. on the Burke-Gilman Trail where it runs next to Seaview Ave NW near Shilshole Marina when someone in the rear seat of a car driving in the same direction shot “at least five times in a row,” she said:

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We immediately stopped, and I sat on the ground trying to process what just happened and look at my leg. Dave immediately called the cops. They came pretty quickly, took my story, took pictures of my leg, it’s Incident #17-239632. They said they had reports of someone shooting something similar from a vehicle at houses & condos in the area too. So sounds like they shot at me on my bike, sped away, then shot at some houses too. Really terrible, I’m quite shaken up about it, definitely didn’t sleep well last night.

It sounds like the assholes who assaulted her went around shooting at homes in the area, so if you have any information you should contact Seattle Police and give them the case number above.

Keller is a business owner in Ballard and a strong advocate for safer streets. She has been a leader in neighborhood efforts to improve the sidewalks on the Ballard Bridge and, of course, to complete the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail that should run near her brewery.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:57 am

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/breaking/bicyclist-struck-by-garbage-truck-has-died/article_d9ae52d3-0988-5444-ae42-dc81aaf1d4be.html :cry:
Bicyclist struck by garbage truck has died

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A 64-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a garbage truck Tuesday morning has died, according to a coroner's release.
Michael Yunk, of Bakersfield, was pedaling along the 200 block of Jefferson Street, northeast of downtown, when he tried to pass a City of Bakersfield garbage truck, police and coroner's officials said. 
Yunk lost control of his bike and fell, and the truck ran over him, police said. The driver called 911, and Yunk was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he died about six hours later. 
Police said neither drugs, alcohol nor speed appeared to be a factor for the truck driver. 
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:40 am

http://www.wsmv.com/story/35842161/arrest-made-in-bicyclist-hit-and-run-on-natchez-trace-parkway :x
Police have arrested the driver who they believe struck a bicyclist on Natchez Trace Parkway on Saturday morning.
Greg Goodman and Tyler Noe were cycling on the designated bike route when a black Volvo struck Noe.
Noe, who has non-life-threatening injuries, is receiving treatment at the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.
Goodman was wearing a camera and provided video to investigators. He posted the video on Facebook, which has since gone viral.
After reviewing video of the incident, 58-year-old Marshall Grant Neely III, was arrested.
Neely, who lives in Franklin, served as dean of students at the University School of Nashville.
A representative from the University School of Nashville sent the following statement:
Marshall Neely served as dean of students at University School of Nashville before transitioning to a part-time role this summer. He also is parent of two alumni. As of today, USN has placed Mr. Neely on leave of absence while we investigate the circumstances. All other matters related to his employment are confidential. We appreciate the work of law enforcement on this matter and will cooperate fully with their investigation. Our thoughts are wit the cyclist and his family as well as the Neely family during this difficult time.
Neely is charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid.
"The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on the weekends and holidays," said Acting Chief Ranger Calvin Farmer. "In Mississippi and Tennessee, bicyclists are allowed to use the full lane of traffic to ride in when necessary. Federal regulations require bicyclists to ride single file, and riders are encouraged to move to the right to allow for vehicles to pass. It is also highly recommended riders wear high-visibility clothing and flashing front and rear lights. Vehicle drivers must provide a safe distance when overtaking and passing a bicyclist."

Neely was booked into the Williamson County Detention Center. Additional charges are pending.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:40 am

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20170714/bicyclist-dies-in-hit-and-run-crash-in-san-bernardino-police-say :cry:

By Beatriz Valenzuela, San Bernardino Sun
POSTED: 07/14/17, 8:32 AM PDT | UPDATED: 17 HRS AGO
SAN BERNARDINO >> A pedestrian and a bicyclist were struck and killed by vehicles Thursday night in two separate San Bernardino crashes — one of which authorities said was a hit-and-run.
Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, a 37-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a vehicle on soutbound Arrowhead Avenue near 13th Street. The driver fled, police said.
Paramedics took the man to St. Bernardine Medical Center, where he later died.

Investigators tracked down the driver, and he was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, Sgt. Todd Zeigler said. The driver’s name was not released Friday morning.
Earlier Thursday, a pedestrian was struck and killed crossing Highland Avenue outside of a crosswalk.
Shortly before 9 p.m., witnesses told police they saw a man run into the road when a eastbound vehicle struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, visibly traumatized over the incident, stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities, police said.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected factors in the crash.
San Bernardino police are investigating both crashes.
A third person was reported to police as being struck and killed on Byron Street and Sterling Avenue, but those reports were unfounded.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:43 am

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/15/driver-arrested-after-newport-beach-collision-that-left-a-bicyclist-dead/ :cry:
By SEAN EMERY | semery@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2017 at 9:44 am | UPDATED: July 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm
A Santa Ana driver was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he fled the scene of a Newport Beach collision that left a bicyclist dead.
At about 1:19 a.m., officers responded to reports of a vehicle striking a pair of bicyclists on northbound Newport Boulevard near Industrial Way, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Justin Morouse said.
One of the bicyclists was killed, Morouse said. Orange County Coroner’s Office officials on Saturday afternoon identified him as Jose Vasquez-Perez, 41, of Costa Mesa.
The extent of the injuries suffered by the second cyclist wasn’t immediately clear.
The driver fled before officers arrived, Morouse said, but was located a short time later attempting to push the vehicle believed to be involved in the collision out of the roadway on Newport Boulevard, near 16th Street.
The driver, who police identified as 23-year-old Taylor Evans, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI with bodily injury, hit and run and vehicular manslaughter, Morouse said.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:13 pm

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/07/19/bicyclist-killed-another-injured-in-east-oakland-hit-and-run/ :cry:
Bicyclist killed, another injured in East Oakland hit-and-run
By HARRY HARRIS | hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: July 19, 2017 at 7:37 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2017 at 3:46 am
OAKLAND — One bicyclist was killed and another injured Tuesday night by a hit-and-run driver in East Oakland, police said Wednesday.
The name of the 60-year-old man killed was not released nor was the name of the 57-year-old woman riding the other bicycle.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  The woman was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.
Police said both were Oakland residents but did not say what their relationship was.
Police said the bicyclists were hit about 11:16 p.m. Tuesday as they rode southbound in the 1000 block of 69th Avenue not far from the Oakland Coliseum.
They were hit by a vehicle that was also going southbound on 69th that kept driving after hitting the bicyclists.
The only description released of the vehicle was that it was a newer model, maroon in color. Police did not say if it was a car or SUV.  No description was released of the driver.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver who fled.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:41 am

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/pedestrian_struck_and_killed_by_train_near_old_town_goleta :cry:
A man who was riding his bicycle on the tracks was struck by an Amtrak passenger train and killed Thursday afternoon in Goleta, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
The incident was reported shortly after noon in the area of San Pedro Creek and David Love Place, near the western edge of the Twin Lakes Golf Course, said Mike Eliason, a Fire Department spokesman.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, was riding north when he was hit from behind by the Pacific Surfliner passenger train, which was slowing for the Amtrak station in Goleta, Eliason said.
The train engineer honked the horn and applied the brakes, but was unable to avoid hitting the man, Eliason said.
The victim was declared dead at the scene. His name with withheld pending notification of relatives.
Santa Barbara County Coroner's personnel were dispatched to the scene to pick up the man's remains.
As is customary in such incidents, the train's crew was being replaced with a crew coming up from Los Angeles, Eliason said.
A statement from the Sheriff's Department indicated the man was walking on the tracks and appeared to have been wearing headphones at the time of the collision. 
The Sheriff's Coroner's Office is investigating the ​case and in the process of notifying the man's next of kin, spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. 
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