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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:55 pm

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... 10443.html :cry:
A bicyclist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run motorist Saturday in South Los Angeles.
The incident was reported just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and 88th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division.
A witness told NBC4 he saw a cyclist walking his bike across the street before the driver of a black Chevy Tahoe sped while trying to make the light. He said the driver hit the man, and did not stop or slow down after the crash. 
Officials pronouned the bicylist dead at the scene.
Authorities are investigating the hit-and-run and are searching for the driver responsible for the death of the bicylist.
A description of the car or driver was not immediately available.

http://ktla.com/2017/08/12/authorities- ... t-and-run/
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:45 am

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POSTED: 08/14/17, 8:08 AM PDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO
A hit-and-run driver struck two bicyclists, killing one of them, early Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, on Long Beach Boulevard at Bort Street in North Long Beach.
A bicyclist died after he jumped onto an SUV and tried to stop its driver from fleeing from the scene of a crash in North Long Beach early Monday morning, according to authorities.
Police said two bicyclists were riding along Long Beach Boulevard at the 91 Freeway off-ramp when a 2000 Ford Expedition hit one of them around 1:50 a.m.
After the crash, the second bicyclist jumped onto the SUV’s running board and reached through the driver’s window to try to turn off the ignition, police said.
But the driver sped off with the man still hanging on, according to authorities. When the SUV made a sharp turn at Bort Street, the bicyclist was thrown off and landed in the street where he hit his head on a curb, police said.
“That person came off the vehicle and was severely injured by what they struck on the street and was deceased at the scene,” Long Beach Police Lt. Mark Coble said.
The driver then stopped the car near Long Beach Boulevard and W. Adams Street and took off into the neighborhood on foot where he disappeared, according to police.
The other bicyclist struck by the SUV wasn’t seriously hurt, according to authorities. Medics treated him at the scene, Coble said.
Police didn’t identify the man who died but said he was a 51-year-old Los Angeles resident.
Authorities didn’t have any description of driver available.
“Unknown on the suspect at this point,” Coble said. “But we do have the vehicle that was involved in this collision.”
Authorities shut down a stretch of Long Beach Boulevard at Bort for a few hours while they investigated, but it reopened shortly after 6 a.m.
Police said they’re still looking for anyone who witnessed the crash. They asked that anyone with details contact Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:50 pm

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar ... -94334516/ :x
Laguna Beach driver suspected of hitting bicyclist and trying to hit another, police say
BY HANNAH FRY
August 14, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
A 53-year-old man was arrested in Laguna Beach on Saturday on suspicion of hitting a bicyclist with his car two days earlier and trying to hit another, police said.
Laguna Beach police responded to a report of a disturbance at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Bluebird Canyon Road and South Coast Highway.
Witnesses told officers that a motorist struck a man riding a bicycle. When confronted by another bicyclist, the driver tried to run him over and then drove off, police said. The condition of the man who was hit wasn’t known.
Detectives got a description of the motorist and identified a possible suspect, whom witnesses picked out in a photo lineup, police said.
Officers pulled over Kevin O’Neill of Laguna Beach on Saturday and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the case.
O’Neill was booked into the Theo Lacy jail in Orange with bail set at $25,000, according to jail records.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:31 pm

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 34637.html :cry:
Bicyclist who ran the traffic light is killed in northeast Fresno crash
BY LEWIS GRISWOLD AND MARC BENJAMIN
AUGUST 15, 2017 12:28 PM
UPDATE: The Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the bicyclist as Kenneth Gregory Cook, 51, of Fresno.
Fresno police are investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist who reportedly rode through a red light at Cedar and Nees avenues in northeast Fresno and was hit by cross traffic.
The crash was reported at 12:01 p.m., according to Fresno County Emergency Medical Services.
Witnesses said a man was riding a red bicycle south on Cedar when he rode through a red light and collided with a white car traveling east on Nees. Police say the man’s identification indicated he was 51 years old and from Merced.
“He went right through the red light,” said witness Mike Accardo of Clovis. He was moving at about 25 mph, Accardo said.
The collision caused part of the car’s windshield to cave in and the driver stopped at the corner.
The driver of the Honda Accord was a woman from Clovis with four children, who were returning from haircuts and lunch when the collision occurred, said Fresno police Lt. Mike Brogdon.
He said she cooperated with police investigators and is blameless in the crash.
The bicyclist was thrown to the pavement. He was taken to Saint Agnes Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later, Brogdon said.
The crash caused major traffic delays around the busy northeast Fresno intersection. Traffic was diverted for a couple of hours.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:27 pm

A city notorious worldwide for bike incidents. :cry:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/c ... ists-death
SINGAPORE - Despite a large sign at the main entrance of nearby Yishun Junior College reminding motorists to look out for pedestrians, he did not stop his lorry at the stop line.
As a result of failing to keep a proper lookout for others, Thanabal Balachandar, 25, hit cyclist Zhu Jinfu, 54, causing his death.
On Wednesday (Aug 16), the Indian national was jailed for four weeks and banned from driving for five years for negligently causing death.
Mr Zhu was riding a power-assisted bicycle along the Yishun Ring Road footway when the accident happened on Aug 31, 2016.
He was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he died from multiple injuries at 6.10pm that day.
The court heard that at about 10am on the day of the accident, Thanabal was driving out of the school compound to collect construction materials when he failed to stop at the stop line. He was then working as a driver for a design company.
Although he was not driving fast, Thanabal's lorry collided into Mr Zhu, who was cycling from the driver's left to right.
Thanabal said he had failed to notice the cyclist.
An autopsy report stated that Mr Zhu had sustained multiple rib fractures, injuries to his head and bruises on his limbs.
The maximum penalty for causing death by doing a negligent act is two years' jail and a fine.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:59 pm

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/ar ... 882287.php :evil:
A 46-year-old Federal Way man is charged with child assault after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle near his house.
The boy was riding his bike in the 29600 block of 22nd Avenue South about 9:45 p.m. Aug. 6 when he was a man exit a blue Subaru parked at a nearby house, Federal Way Police Detective Matthew Novak wrote.
The man allegedly walked toward the boy in the middle of the street and said, "Hello."
The boy said, "hello" in return, reports say.
The man then lifted his left hand from behind his hip, exposing a black handgun, and pointed the weapon at the boy, according to Novak's account.
The boy said the man pointed the gun at him from about three feet away and that he feared for his life and peddled away as quickly as he could, the incident report says.
The boy biked to a friend's apartment and told his friend's mother what happened. the mother called 911 and the boy's father.
Officers responded to find the boy "scared" and "crying," Novak wrote.
Cops searched the address where the incident occurred and connected the home to a man named Nathan Johnson. They showed the boy a photo of Johnson and he identified him as the man who pointed a gun at him.
Officers summoned Johnson from the home and arrested him.
"There aren't even any guns in the house," Johnson allegedly claimed. "This is ridiculous."
Novak wrote that Johnson "had an overwhelming odor of alcohol and appeared extremely intoxicated. Police took him to the county jail in Kent.
Johnson's brother, who also lives at the home, told officers his brother was "having a tough time in life and was very angry lately," according to the incident report.
Officers observed loose bullets in Johnson's car through the window, as well as empty beer cans on the driver's side floor board, court records indicate.
A search of Johnson's bedroom yielded a loaded black handgun with a bullet in the chamber beside his bed. Cops also found two other loaded guns stored in boxes: a 12-gauge shotgun and AR-15 style rifle. They were legally owned, but seized as evidence, Novak wrote.
Johnson is now charged with second-degree child assault and remains jailed on $100,000 bail.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Postby The fingers » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:16 am

http://ktla.com/2017/08/19/1-killed-2-i ... -at-large/ :cry:
A man was killed and two women were wounded in a shooting in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles early Saturday morning, officials said.
Deputies responding to a "gunshot victim" call around 12:45 a.m. found the three injured on the ground in the 1400 block of East 77th Street, according to a statement from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Authorities described all three victims as Latino.
The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The women were also treated at a local hospital and were later released, officials said.
All three were shot while riding bikes, according to Lt. Derrick Alfred with the sheriff's department.
"A vehicle had driven by while the three people, who were all on bicycles, were riding down the street," he said, "and then (the person in the vehicle) opened fire on them."
No information has been released about suspects or a possible motive, and authorities have not said whether the shooting was gang-related.
No further details were immediately available.
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