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Bicyclist Hit and Killed in Crash

Reports from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a moving truck on Tuesday in the Rancho Palos Verdes area.

The deputies arrived to the crash scene which was on Vallon Drive near Hawthorne Boulevard around 2:50 p.m.

According to the La County’s Sheriff’s Department, Vallon Drive had to be closed down to all traffic near Hawthorne Boulevard.

La County Sheriff’s Department, Keith Swensson’s Statement:

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Bicyclist Killed in Crash in Palos Verdes

Another bicyclist has died when he was killed in a crash in the Palos Verdes Estates area. The police are looking for the driver who could have some more information on the deadly crash.

According to reports, the Palos Verdes Estates police have responded to the reports of a traffic crash which involved a bicyclist in the 1100 block of Granvia Altamira around 9:45 in the morning.

The officers arrived and found an unconscious man who was in his late sixties. He was lying near a specialized road bike. The police say that the man appeared to have suffered from a head injury, even though he was wearing a helmet. The man had to be taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and was in critical condition. He sadly died later to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation showed that the bicyclist was riding northbound down the road when the crash happened. It’s not clear if there was another car involved however there was a truck seen behind the bicyclist in the area right before the crash happened.

The police are now searching for the driver who might have some information about the crash or any possible occupants in the car.

The car was described as a white late 90’s early 2000’s Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck had four doors as well. The driver was described as a heavy set man, around 6 foot tall.

If anyone has information about this incident, the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department is asking that you contact them at (310) 378-4211.

Car Hits Bicyclist

Car hits a Clovis man. Now friends and family are left to mourn his death. The car hit the bicyclist as he was riding his bicycle on a Wednesday morning. The Clovis police was called to the scene which was near Shaw and Highland.

Clovis Police Statement about the Crash:

About 6:06 this morning we received a report of a vehicle vs. a bicyclist accident, Right now we have both vehicles going in the same direction. So we essentially have a rear end accident. The complexity to it, is not only do you have a bicycle in a bicycle lane but you have a car that strikes him from behind in that bicycle lane. So part of the investigation is how did that vehicle get into the bicycle lane.

Police has determined that forty-nine year old, Patrick TeNyenhuis was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle in the bike lane which was on Shaw Avenue. The man sadly died at the scene. The man was wearing a helmet. It’s unclear what caused the crash.

Police are still investigating the incident and trying to figure out what happened. So far they think that there was a driver of a Toyota sedan that hit the man, he stopped and luckily cooperated with the police. The man has not been charge with a crime at this time.

Daniel A. Gibalevich
DAG Law Firm

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