Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    CAAD10
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    SoCal bike incident blotter

    I know it's kind of a morbid subject, but with all the dead bodies found on the Rio Hondo path lately, I almost feel like we should have a thread to keep each other informed of incidents etc. Whatchoo think?

    I'll get it started:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...217778851.html

    Not a riding incident, but still relevant:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/investi...218001401.html

    Be safe out there!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    2,079
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This guy already does that: bikinginla.wordpress.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Prodigy
    Posts
    5,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stitchy View Post
    I know it's kind of a morbid subject, but with all the dead bodies found on the Rio Hondo path lately, I almost feel like we should have a thread to keep each other informed of incidents etc. Whatchoo think?

    I'll get it started:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...217778851.html

    Not a riding incident, but still relevant:

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/investi...218001401.html

    Be safe out there!

    From that news clip, sounds like he tried to fight back and struggled with 3 teens. Back in December 2012, I was on the Rio Hondo and did get mugged by two teens. But I did not try to fight back.

  4. #4
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    From that news clip, sounds like he tried to fight back and struggled with 3 teens. Back in December 2012, I was on the Rio Hondo and did get mugged by two teens. But I did not try to fight back.
    But the report does not say whether he suffered the injuries from the initial crash or the fight, I' guessing the crash.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Roubaix SL4 Expert; Cervelo S2
    Posts
    2,354
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    But the report does not say whether he suffered the injuries from the initial crash or the fight, I' guessing the crash.
    According to this article the injuries were sustained in the crash.

    http://www.easyreadernews.com/73260/...ity-bike-path/

  6. #6
    New Orleans
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,508
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No concealed carry in CA ??

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Concealed Carry is on a county by county basis in Calif. LA county does not issue. * the permit is issued by the county but is good statewide. You can only apply in the county you live in.
    Last edited by Wulf; 08-02-13 at 07:27 PM.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Prodigy
    Posts
    5,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    But the report does not say whether he suffered the injuries from the initial crash or the fight, I' guessing the crash.
    The TV reporter said: "They fought over the bike".

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Roubaix SL4 Expert; Cervelo S2
    Posts
    2,354
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    The TV reporter said: "They fought over the bike".
    According to the article I linked to it was a "tug of war" so I doubt he sustained any injuries from that. Not that fighting attackers is a good idea:

    "Two of the men immediately took off after he crashed, Fournell said, but one tried to forcefully pull Fournell’s bicycle from under him. What proceeded was a “tug of war” on the bike for several minutes, but when Fournell refused to give up his bike, the man retreated as well, he said."

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    2,079
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/...-diego-mourns/

    Sounds like he was a pretty well known guy. The location of the crash is reported only as "Lake Cuyamaca", but, as far as I can tell, he was with a group that was doing a counterclockwise loop north on Sunrise Highway and south on the 79. There's a 7-9% descent just past Lake Cuyamaca with some tight hairpin turns. And, if you're doing the loop in that direction starting from Pine Valley, it's basically the first technical descent you encounter after 3+ hours in the saddle.

    "The injury was a solo crash. Roth hit an outcropping hard enough to break his helmet."
    Last edited by hamster; 08-04-13 at 01:56 AM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Prodigy
    Posts
    5,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A crash in Newport Coast this Saturday morning was reported

    August 3, 2013 | 5:45 p.m.
    A female bicyclist was in serious condition after an accident on Newport Coast Road near the 73 Freeway Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department.

    At 8:08 a.m., fire personnel responded to the scene and found a woman unconscious on the side of the road after she apparently fell from her bicycle, fire officials said.

    The woman, whose name was not released, was about 40 years old and was being tended to by her husband and other bystanders when emergency personnel arrived, according to the release.

    TOPICS
    Hospitals and Clinics

    First-responders suspected the woman had a head injury from the fall, despite the safety gear she was wearing, so they quickly immobilized her and took her to the Mission Hospital Trauma Center in Mission Viejo.

    No further details on the woman's condition were available from the hospital, according to the release.

    The cause of the incident is under investigation, but there is no indication a motor vehicle was involved, according to the release.

    — Jeremiah Dobruck

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •