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Traffic Collision Involving Bicyclist

Post Date:03/21/2017 4:34 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov 

UPDATE - 3/31/17: The bicyclist remains in critical condition at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.  Based on the investigation, the bicyclist turned left in front of on-coming traffic, violation 21801(a)VC.

 

On March 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm, the Glendale Police Department and the Glendale Fire Department responded to the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Pioneer Drive regarding a bicyclist that was struck by a vehicle.  Glendale officers arrived on scene and immediately administered first aid and a tourniquet.  The Glendale Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and continued medical attention.

The victim, a 50 year old male resident of Glendale, was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with severe injuries. The 36 year old male driver of Valley Village was evaluated at the scene and was determined to not be impaired.

The preliminary investigation by the Glendale Police Department Traffic Investigators indicates the bicycle rider was at fault. The cyclist was northbound Pacific and turned westbound onto Pioneer in front of a BMW sedan traveling southbound on Pacific.

The collision remains under investigation by the traffic investigators.

The City of Glendale has created the BE STREET SMART GLENDALE education campaign to educate, encourage and empower each person to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others when walking, driving or biking in Glendale. Click here for more information.

 

 

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