Friday, September 18, 2009

Identity of Man Fatally Injured In Huntington Beach Bicycle Crash Released

September 17, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports a 67 year old man that was killed in a weekend accident has been identified as Kevin Petrimoulx a resident of Huntington Beach.

Petrimoulx was killed at approximately 1:00 p.m. Sunday after he fell from his bicycle, and according to Huntington Beach Police Lt. Russell Reinhard he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The Huntington Beach man was reported to police by a passerby that reported he was lying on the ground and police have found no witnesses to Petrimoulx falling from his bike. Huntington Beach Traffic Investigators are attempting to piece together what occurred that caused Paetrimoulx to crash landing on the ground at Greentree Lane south of Warner Avenue. Lt. Fred Corral from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Investigations stated that they are investigating Petrimoulx death as an accident.

The wife of the fatally injured bicycle rider stated that he rode his bicycle daily from Warner Avenue to PCH and the city pier, along with riding his bike every Sunday to St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach to attend Sunday Mass.
Petrimoulx was originally a police officer in Detroit and owned an Anaheim Hills chop house, Foxfire Restaurant.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bicycle Safety Fair Motivated After Fatal Injury Of Long Time Biker

September 16, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports an area bicycle safety fair that is planned to be held will focus on bicycle safety following the death of long time area biker.

The safety fair will be held at St. Timothy’s and will focus on bicycle rider safety following the death of organizer Dave Wilde’s father-in-Law, retired Stanford University Law Professor John Barton. The law professor was fatally injured while writing his bicycle in Los Altos on July 14th, injuring his head in two places.

Barton was an avid bike rider and was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which took his life on August 3rd. The head injuries were severe enough to have broken the 72 year old man’s eye socket, leading doctors to believe he might have been a victim of a hit and run accident.

Police investigating the accident have found no evidence of a vehicle being involved in Barton’s fatal injuries according to reports. The Stanford University law professor and local resident was the father of five children including his son John who is a Palo Alto City Council member.