Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Santa Ana Bicyclist Struck on Christmas Day in Critical Condition

December 26, 2011 - According to reports a Santa Ana bicyclist was struck on Christmas night and is listed in critical condition. According to Santa Ana Police Sgt. Richard Gatto the bicycle accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Euclid Street.

Sgt. Gatto said the bicyclist that is identified as being 50 years old was struck in the northbound lanes of Euclid Street and it was unclear if the bike rider was in the street or in a crosswalk when the collision occurred.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the bicycle crash and spoke with police, there have been no arrests or citations issued, according to reports. The injured bicyclist was transported to the UCI Medical Center in Orange, he was listed in critical condition and according to Sgt. Gatto was undergoing surgery late Sunday night.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department the northbound lanes of Euclid Street were closed for a short time after the collision.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run in Lake Forest

December 14, 2011- According to reports a bicyclist was killed in a hit and run in Lake Forest Tuesday night. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department the accident was reported at approximately 10:11 p.m. in the vicinity of the Serrano Road and Ridge Road intersection in Lake Forest.

According to Sheriff’s Lt. Jim England witnesses saw a white van leaving the scene after a bicyclist was struck, traveling northbound on Serrano Road. The bicyclist is identified as a 47 year old man that was killed in the crash, his identity has not been released.

According to Lt. England paramedics treated the bicyclist at the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials are asking anyone with information about the hit and run crash to contact them.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Man in Crosswalk Struck By Car in Coma

December 9, 2011 - According to reports a man in a crosswalk in Napa that was struck by a car Thursday. According to Napa Police Department Sgt. Paul Paniagua, the man was struck at approximately 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of H Street, while walking his bicycle across Jefferson Street.

The man that was struck has been identified as Jose Garcia age 39. Garcia was struck in the intersection crosswalk by a black Mercedes Benz that was traveling in the inner lane heading northbound, according to Sgt. Paniagua.

The impact of the collision threw Garcia onto the hood of the vehicle and then to the pavement. Garcia was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and put into the Intensive Care Unit. According to Sgt. Paniagua, Garcia suffered head injuries, multiple abrasions, a fractured hip and lower left leg in the accident and is currently in a coma.

Sgt. Paniagua of the Napa Police, said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has been identified as Steven Cirimele age 70 and resident of Benicia. According to the Napa Police Department there have been no citations issued and the cause of the accident remains under investigation. This was a free public service message from the bicycle injury lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC 201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310.376.8488.

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