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. ‎

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