Tag Archives: bike lane

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.