Friday, December 24, 2010

Bicyclist Killed When Struck by Two Vehicles

December 23, 2010-According to reports a bicyclist was killed after being struck by two vehicles. According to authorities 69 year old Jurgen Ankenbraind of Huntington Beach was struck by two vehicles and killed Wednesday.

The accident was reported to the California Highway Patrol at approximately 5:35 p.m., according to Huntington Police Department Sgt. Rob Warden. Sgt. Warden stated the accident occurred at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Villa Pacific Drive. Jurgan Ankenbrand was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at approximately 5:40 p.m.

Authorities initial investigation leads them to believe that both Ankenbrand and a dark colored Toyota 4-Runner were exiting Villa Pacific Drive onto Brookhurst Street when the driver of the Toyota made a left turn northward. The Toyota struck Ankenbrand, who at the time was traveling in the same direction as Ankenbrand.

According to Sgt Warden the driver of the Toyota 4-Runner fled the scene after hitting Ankenbrand, who fell into the southbound No. 1 lane of Brookhurst Street where he was struck by a white Honda Odyssey van that was traveling southbound. The driver of the Honda stopped at the scene of the crash.

According to the Huntington Beach Police Department there were no other injuries in the crash and the accident remains under investigation. Police are asking witnesses to the crash to contact them. This has been another free message of public importance from the bicycle lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC at
21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 500
Torrance, CA 90503(424) 233-0709. ‎

View Larger Map

Monday, July 19, 2010

L.A. Mayor Tony Villar Says Cab Driver Obeying the Law in Bicycle Accident

July 19, 2010 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports Los Angeles mayor states cab driver was obeying traffic laws. In a bicycle accident that occurred over the weekend involving Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa when a taxi driver pulled out in front of him causing him to fall from the bicycle and break his elbow.

The mayor stated what the driver did was not illegal, but he could have used more caution. The accident that ended in a broken elbow occurred on Venice Boulevard in the vicinity of Hargis and Hervey Streets, when Mayor Villaraigosa was riding with a member of his security detail. Upon hitting his breaks suddenly he flipped over his bicycle, but did not make contact with the taxi cab.

The driver of the taxi cab provided his information to the mayors security personnel, while the mayor was transported to UCLA Medical Center.

Villaraigosa required surgery on his elbow Sunday and was said to be wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the accident and did not sustain head injuries.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Injured Huntington Beach Teen Bicyclist Still in Serious Condition

July 6, 2010-According to reports a teen bicyclist struck by a vehicle Thursday is still in serious condition. According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, this Huntington Beach bicycle accident involved a 13 year old bicyclist that was involved in a crash Thursday remains in serious condition Tuesday.

Huntington Beach Police Department Lt. Russell Reinhart stated the teen boy is recovering according to his parents, but still in serious condition. The bicyclist according to Lt. Reinhart was involved in a crash in the vicinity of Lake Street and Adams Avenue at approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

The crash occurred at the intersection when the bicyclists was crossing the street and road in front of a car on a green light. According to Lt. Reinhart the teen was wearing a skateboarding helmet at the time of the crash.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lodi Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Motorcycle

June 22, 2010-According to reports a bicyclists was killed in Lodi after a collision with a motorcycle.

The accident occurred on Tokay Street in the vicinity of Ham Lane on Thursday at approximately 5:00 in Lodi.

The accident according to Lt. Todd Patterson occurred when a bicyclist collided with a motorcycle while attempting to cross the street in front of the Harley Davidson motorcycle at approximately 5:00 a.m. Thursday.

The bicyclists and motorcycle rider were both transported from the scene of the accident with critical injuries.

The man on the bicycle that was fatally has not been identified and according to Lt. Patterson he died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at UC Davis Medical Center.

The motorcyclist identified as a 54 year old man was transported UC Davis Medical Center and listed in critical condition, but is now stable according to Lt. Patterson.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Effort To Prevent Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents by Officials

The Los Angeles Police Department announced recently they will be making a better effort to protect bicyclists and their rights in an attempt to stop Los Angeles bicycle accidents.

There are many people and officials in the area that believe police officers could do more about the aggressive drivers that are negligent in respecting the safety rights that bicyclists have on the roads. In an announcement by the Los Angeles police chief the department will be doing more to assist cyclists that have sustained injuries after being struck by a vehicle in a Los Angeles bicycle accident.

In many cases bicycle accidents occur due to driver’s that are impatient or distracted, as well as driver road rage. The future of cyclists looks brighter with the willingness of the LAPD to protect riders. Cyclists that have been involved in a bicycle accident might benefit from the announcement that the Los Angeles Police Department will be making greater efforts on behalf of bicyclist.

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident you still will need the representation of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to protect your rights. For a consultation with the Ehline Law Offices, an experienced representative can be reached at 888-400-9721.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Critically Injured Bicycle Rider Taken From Remote Location By Helicopter

January 6, 2010 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports by bicycle lawyers in OC, a bicycle rider that was severely injured in a remote location in Orange County was transported by helicopter from the scene.

According to Capt. Greg McKeown of the Orange County Fire Authority stated a 19 year old bicycle rider sustained tramatic head and back injuries while trying to assist another rider. The cyclist crashed in the vicinity of Plano Trabuco Road and Dove Canyon Road, authorities were called from the scene of the accident at approximately 8:37 a.m.

According to Capt. McKeown the 19 year old male rider was riding with a female rider that crashed her bike going down a steep incline, the unidentified male went down the incline to assist the other rider when he crashed and was injured.

Emergency crews treated the man’s injuries at the scene until a helicopter with a basket lifted him out of the remote area. He was then transported by helicopter to Mission Hospital by the Orange County Fire Authorities Helicopter 1.

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, contact Ehline Law | Injury Lawyer PC 888-400-9721. 633 West Fifth Street, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

The female that crashed her bicycle was not injured and according to authorities both riders were wearing helmets. The female rider and injured rider were assisted by a third rider that was able to give authorities GPS coordinates to the scene of the accident.

View Larger Map