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Boy Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle

Burbank police are still investigating a serious accident on Thursday, September 19 at Lake and Alameda that sent a 16-year-old boy to the hospital.

Paramedics were dispatched at 7:19 pm after getting the initial call reporting the accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Upon arriving they found a 16-year-old boy who had been seriously injured in the accident while riding his bike.

The driver involved remained at the scene and has been cooperative with investigators who were dispatched to the scene for major accidents. According to Burbank Police Sergent Derek Green, neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the accident.

The boy remains in the trauma center in critical condition.

Bicyclist Hit By Driver Opening Car Door

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

On Sunday, April 29, at 4:40 p.m., an adult male bicyclist traveling north on Lincoln Street near Kenmere Avenue was hit when a driver of a parked vehicle opened their door into the bike lane.

The bicyclist was transported to L.A. County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. His current state is unknown.

Burbank Police Department marked the location to assist in the investigation of the collision.

May is National Bike Month and Walk Bike Burbank is recommending people use ‘The Dutch Reach.’ A link to a Youtube Video demonstrating the technique can be found here.

Bicyclist Dies From Car Collision Injuries

Burbank Police Traffic Officers gather evidence following this fatal accident that occurred Monday afternoon in the 1300 Blk of Alameda.
(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

On Monday, April 16, at 5:15 p.m., Burbank Police and Paramedics responded to a traffic accident involving a bicyclist who was hit by a car on Alameda Ave. between Mariposa St. and Griffith Park Dr.

Lenny Trinh, 52 of Burbank, was riding eastbound on Alameda Ave. in the designated bike lane when the driver’s door of a parked car opened, causing him to be thrown forward onto the ground. Trinh was then struck by a passing pickup truck, driving eastbound.

The bike lane the bicyclist was traveling in when he hit the door of the parked car and fell into the traffic lane. (Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Trinh was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and was soon pronounced deceased.

Both the pickup truck driver and the driver of the parked vehicle cooperated and remained at the scene to speak with officers.

It appears that neither drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

Burbank Police Traffic Detectives are currently investigating the incident.

Burbank Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle

A 38-year old Burbank man a bicycle was struck by another Burbank resident driving a vehicle at the intersection of Hollywood Way and Pacific Avenue Sunday evening, May 18, at 11:21 p.m.

Police determined that the bicyclist was heading southbound on Hollywood Way in the northbound bike lane, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The driver of the 2011 Toyota Corrolla had been traveling westbound on Pacific Avenue and was turning right to go north on Hollywood Way, when he struck the bicyclist, Ryburn added.

The bicyclist was unconscious and non-responsive. He was transported to L.A. County Medical Center with significant head trauma. He was conscious at the hospital for a police interview after the accident, Ryburn also said, but he remains in critical condition.

While the driver of the Corolla, 18-year-old Jonathan Rheume, was arrested for possession of cocaine and his vehicle impounded. there is “no indication the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident,” said Ryburn.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Rhueme was booked at the Burbank Jail and his bail was set at $10,000 and he is due in court Tuesday, May 20.

Police ask for anyone in the area around the time of the accident, who may have seen something to please contact Det. Robarts in the Traffic Bureau at 818-238-3100.

Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson looks at the car that struck a bike rider on Hollywood Way and Pacific late Sunday evening. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson looks at the car that struck a bike rider on Hollywood Way and Pacific late Sunday evening. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)





Helicopter Rescue For Bicyclist Injured in Fall By Nature Centure

Burbank Fire units stand by at Stough Canyon Nature Center during a rescue operation (Photo By Trent Welker)

Burbank Paramedics were called at 2:08 pm on Sunday for a report of a bicycle rider who had fallen on the trail above Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank.

Upon arriving at the Nature Center, they took their Patrol Unit up the fire road about a mile and found a 44 year-old man who had fallen and was unable to move his legs.  Feeling that bringing the victim back down in their patrol vehicle may hurt the victim more, they called for a helicopter to airlift the victim.

Air 5 from L. A. City Fire was called in the air lift a man who had fallen from his bicycle on a mountain trail (Photo By Trent Welker)

Burbank called L. A. Fire, with whom they have a reciprocal agreement , and asked for one of their helicopters to assist in the rescue.  The victim was then air lifted to County USC Medical Center where his injuries and condition have still not been released.

The entire rescue took about one hour.