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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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http://ktla.com/2018/01/12/woman-injure ... r-vehicle/ :cry:
Male Bicyclist Killed in South L.A. Hit-And-Run Crash; 3 Leave Van Behind, Get Into Another Vehicle
POSTED 6:40 PM, JANUARY 12, 2018, BY CINDY VON QUEDNOW AND ELIZABETH ESPINOSA, UPDATED AT 11:06PM, JANUARY 12, 2018
A man riding a bicycle was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles Friday evening and three people were seen getting out of the suspect van and leaving the scene in another vehicle, LAPD officials said.
A van remains at the scene of a hit-and-run crash surrounded by LAPD vehicles in South Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)
The crash was reported about 5 p.m. along 49th Street near the intersection with Compton Avenue, in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South L.A., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman told KTLA.
The victim was riding down westbound on 49th street when he fell off his bicycle in front of a Ford Econoline van, which then ran him over, LAPD officials at the scene said.
He was pinned beneath the van after the collision, according to a witness who asked not to be identified.
The driver of the van, described as a black woman between 20 to 30 years old, initially tried to render aid to the wounded man, but then apparently panicked and got in a white vehicle that pulled her away from the scene.
Two other men were also seen getting into the vehicle, according to Eisenman.
She left the van behind, and authorities did not have a description of the second suspect vehicle.
After that, emergency personnel arrived and "struggled" to get him out from under the large vehicle, according to the witness.
"It was a lot of people trying to help," she said.
The man was eventually taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with unknown injuries. He was later pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Thomas Demetrius Adams. Police said he lived in the neighborhood, and they think the hit-and-run driver does as well.
Police are asking the woman to turn herself in to police.
“We’re asking her if she sees this to come and report to LAPD," said LAPD Capt. Alfonso Lopez.
KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this story. 
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/arti ... 507499.php :cry:
Man Dies After Crash Involving Electric Bicycle Monday
Bay City News Service
 Published 8:53 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018   
DANVILLE (BCN)
A 73-year-old man died after crashing his electric bicycle in Danville on Monday afternoon, a town spokesman said.
The bicyclist, identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Danville resident Keith Howard, was riding his bike on Highland Drive near Lonesome Road at about 2:55 p.m. Monday when he hit a speed bump, town spokesman Geoff Gillette said.
Howard went airborne, then landed and crashed. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was pronounced dead later that afternoon, Gillette said.
No one else was involved in the crash, he said.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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https://www.sbsun.com/2018/01/23/redlan ... -highland/ :cry:
By MICHAEL WATANABE | mwatanabe@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
PUBLISHED: January 23, 2018 at 9:46 am | UPDATED: January 23, 2018 at 9:50 am
A 34-year-old Redlands bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Highland on Saturday has died, authorities said.
Bicyclist Brandon Mayberry died at 3:38 p.m. Monday, two days after he was struck at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday by a northbound 2005 Chevrolet truck on Palm Avenue south of Third Street, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the truck stayed on scene after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Tuesday. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Authorities ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Deputy Kyle Glozer at the Highland sheriff’s station, 909-425-9793. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may contact the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or www.wetip.com.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/01/23/bicy ... iars-road/ :cry:
SAN DIEGO — A homeless man in his 50s was killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Mission Valley.
The crash was reported at 6:15 p.m. in the 8800 block of Friars Road, said San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey.
The bicyclist was wearing all dark clothing and riding his bicycle when he crossed Friars Road outside of a crosswalk, Tansey said.
A 51-year-old man driving a green 2000 Subaru sedan was unable to see the bicyclist and could not stop in time to avoid striking him, Tansey said.
The bicyclist, who was determined to be at fault in the crash, was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.
The driver remained at the scene and alcohol and drugs were not believed to be factors in the crash.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Feb 05, 2018 8:25 am

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https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/01/31 ... ith-truck/ :cry:
Bicyclist killed in Oakland collision with truck
By HARRY HARRIS | GEORGE KELLY | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: January 31, 2018 at 2:09 pm | UPDATED: January 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm
OAKLAND — A 23-year-old bicyclist who died Tuesday after he was hit by a big-rig truck in West Oakland was identified by the coroner’s office Wednesday as Cody Sisson.
The collision was reported at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Market Street.
Police said a big-rig was driving northbound in the 400 block of Market Street and had stopped at the intersection of Market and Fifth streets.
When the big rig began to turn eastbound onto Fifth Street it struck Sisson, who was riding northbound on Market, police said.
Sisson, who authorities said was an Oakland transient, died later at a hospital. The 59-year-old truck driver, a non-Oakland resident, remained at the scene.

According to previous media accounts and court records, Sisson declared himself a white supremacist after he was arrested in March 2016 for spray painting racist graffiti on a San Leandro School District property. According to court documents, he told investigators he did it because he “hates Christianity and hates African Americans.”

Hate-filled messages and symbols were spray painted on school district offices. Sisson was charged at the time with violation of civil rights and vandalism, and later was convicted of the civil rights violation and sentenced to a jail term and three years probation. He was released early 2017 but later had arrests for domestic violence, battery and other offenses, according to authorities and court records. Authorities said he was released from jail Monday night but it was not clear what he had served time for.

The collision remains under investigation but police said it does not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor. Anyone who may have witnessed what happened is asked to call police traffic investigators at 510-777-8570.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Feb 06, 2018 12:28 pm

http://www.sfweekly.com/news/cyclist-ki ... -saturday/ :cry:
Cyclist Killed in Richmond District Collision Saturday
This is the first cyclist killed on San Francisco's streets in 2018.
Nuala SawyerMon Feb 5th, 2018 3:35pmNEWS     /22nd Avenue and Anza Street (Google)
A 69-year-old man was killed in a collision shortly after noon on Saturday, near Anza Street and 22nd Avenue in the Richmond District.
According to a report from the San Francisco Police Department, the cyclist collided with a parked car. Medical teams were summoned to the scene, but the cyclist’s injuries were too severe to survive, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
While many unfortunate collisions that result in deaths happen in areas with excessive traffic and high speeds, this one seems to be an exception to that rule. The intersection has a four-way stop sign and only a slight incline, which makes the cause of the crashes difficult to predict. Neither street is on the city’s Vision Zero high-injury corridors, the 12 percent of streets where 70 percent of severe and fatal crashes happen.
This is the first cyclist killed on San Francisco’s streets in 2018. 
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/02/ ... m-springs/ :cry:
NEAR INDIO (CBSLA) – One person was killed and two others were hurt in a collision involving a car and several bicyclists during the Tour de Palm Springs Saturday morning.

The accident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on Dillon Road, south of Tinker Road, in Indio Hills, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

One bicyclist died at the scene, KESQ-TV reports. A second bicyclist was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver was transported to a hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Witnesses told California Highway Patrol investigators the car was speeding just prior to the crash, the Desert Sun newspaper reports. CHP is investigating.

In 2014, a 55-year-old woman was killed during the Tour de Palm Springs when her bike collided with a pickup truck in Thermal.

The 100-mile race which runs through the Coachella Valley is now in its 20th year. The event raises money for local charity groups.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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http://www.statesman.com/news/local/cyc ... vfDMKKxRL/ :cry:
An Austin cyclist who had written a book about how supplemental testosterone affected his bike racing performance died Saturday after he was struck by a truckwhile changing a flat tire on the side of the road.

Andrew Tilin, who wrote “The Doper Next Door,” was riding with a group of cyclists from Grupo VOP, a cycling club, along RM 620 when he pulled off the road to fix a flat tire on his bicycle.

A pickup and car collided nearby, sending the truck spinning into Tilin, who was a freelance writer and author. Tilin later died at Round Rock Medical Center.

Members of Grupo VOP, one of Austin’s longest running cycling clubs, are planning a memorial for Tilin, who had two children, Isaac and Layla, said Brad Houston, an Austin attorney who represents cyclists and frequently rode bikes with Tilin.

Tilin moved to Austin in 2011 and quickly connected with the cycling community.

“He was always positive,” Houston said. “He had, in my perspective, figured out life a long time ago and knew what was important. He valued his kids and family. The Austin bicycling community is really lucky he moved here and we got to know him.”

Grupo VOP’s Saturday morning ride was one of Austin’s longest-running club rides. It started 19 years ago, and Tilin’s death marked the first serious injury or fatality, Houston said. The group typically rides what cyclists refer to as “the Dam Loop” on Saturdays, pedaling portions of Bee Cave Road, Loop 360 and RM 620. The group was about 30 miles into a 50- or 60-mile ride when the crash occurred.

“He’s that person when you’re talking to him he’s really listening. Whatever you’re telling him is the most important thing,” Houston said.

For a year, Tilin secretly took testosterone as part of legal hormone replacement therapy. He also raced bikes the whole time, which is against USA Cycling rules. When he started the hormones, his 5-foot, 8-inch body didn’t bulk up suddenly, but his biceps grew and his body became more defined. In the book, Tilin described how it turned him from an average bike racer into a slightly-better-than-average one, but also how his experiment affected his relationships with his family and friends.

The steroids, he says, infused him with a sort of Sylvester Stallone swagger. His sex drive increased. He got faster and stronger on the bike, and he experienced for the first time what it was like to lead a break-away pack at a bike race. But he didn’t like everything the testosterone did. It made him moody and cantankerous and caused friction between him and his cycling friends.
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