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Old 10-20-14, 12:34 AM
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Cyclist struck on PCH in Newport Beach, DUI suspected

Bicyclist struck by vehicle, DUI suspected - The Orange County Register

We drove past the aftermath this afternoon . The emergency services were there.

Desperately sad, I hope there were no life changing Injuries, our thoughts are with the poor guy and his Family and Friends.
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Old 10-20-14, 01:08 PM
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It looks like he died later that night... and of course, true to form, the driver fled the scene but was later arrested. I wonder how they found him?

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run in Newport Beach by driver suspected of DUI - The Orange County Register


Stephany, who has a prior conviction for driving under the influence, was arrested on multiple charges, including felony DUI, hit and run, narcotics possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
After Eagleson died, Newport Beach police added murder charges against Stephany. He is being held without bail.
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Old 10-20-14, 03:25 PM
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So sad to read just now that Shaun Eagleson passed last night. I read about the accident yesterday evening, and that he was transported to a trauma center. Just learning now that he did not make it. Condolences to his wife, family and friends.
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Old 10-20-14, 03:35 PM
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Prayers to the family of Shaun Eagleson. So tragic.

Neil Stephany - Apparently, his work at Serenity Shores Recovery Center didn't do him any good. Nice group of friends, too.

Always sad to see stuff like this happen. Usually perpetrated by someone with no regard for others.

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Old 10-20-14, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by snidely View Post
Prayers to the family of Shaun Eagleson. So tragic.

Neil Stephany - Apparently, his work at Serenity Shores Recovery Center didn't do him any good. Nice group of friends, too.

Always sad to see stuff like this happen. Usually perpetrated by someone with no regard for others.
Wow that's tough news. Just read about it this morning. I don't ride that exact route, but I rode on PCH not far from their last week after work and felt really nervous at times because of the speed some people go and how often texting drivers swerve into the shoulder. I think I may avoid that route and just do laps around a bike route instead. Especially now that it's getting darker earlier.

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Old 11-04-14, 06:07 AM
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Would it have mattered if the rider had both front and rear lights?
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Old 11-04-14, 06:10 AM
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Here's a picture of Shaun from the Daily Pilot

Shaun Eagleson's favorite... - - Daily Pilot
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Old 11-04-14, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Would it have mattered if the rider had both front and rear lights?
Looking at the article I don't see anything to indicate what his bicycle was equipped with. Where do you come up with what lights he did or didn't have ?

I don't know what the cyclist's life was like but the DUI driver was a real piece of work from his past performance. I hope they throw away the key on that guy.
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Old 11-04-14, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Would it have mattered if the rider had both front and rear lights?
I always have rear blinking lights on when on roads (I turn them off on trails), but I don't think they matter when you are dealing with a drunk/druggie motorist.
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Old 11-04-14, 07:51 PM
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I always have rear blinking lights on when on roads (I turn them off on trails), but I don't think they matter when you are dealing with a drunk/druggie motorist.
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Old 11-09-14, 10:32 PM
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According to one of the comments in the article, a lady was on the phone for 6+ minutes with 911 reporting his erratic driving minutes just prior to the accident.
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Old 11-22-14, 08:34 AM
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Not Guilty Plea

Man pleads not guilty in death of bicyclist in Newport Beach DUI crash - LA Times

Police said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach kept driving after slamming his truck into Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident who was riding along East Coast Highway on Oct. 19.
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Old 11-22-14, 09:23 AM
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Thanks for update.
Please.. let this MoFo rot in Hell.
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Old 11-24-14, 10:05 AM
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I agree... I hope the driver is convicted and serves time...

That said, Mr. Eagleson's death should provide some context... times are changing... because of lax laws and consequences (hey even convicted ******* don't serve time!) there are many more people driving under the influence or distracted... I suspect distracted more than DUI... I have been riding seriously for about 40 years... at one time I could ride at night, without a helmet and not worry about traffic. Now I dread riding on the streets even in broad daylight. At a minimm, riders should be using flashing lights during the day (fore and aft) and solid lights at night... remember dusk (when this tradegy occurred) is the worse time to ride... I like to night ride and in fact enjoy it more than day time riding but... nowadays I find myself sticking to multi-use trails (as annoying as they are) because I cannot trust vehicle traffic. If you find yourself riding during dusk or night, please try and stick to bike paths or at least, stay away from busy streets and highways. Hopefully we don't hear another horrible story about a bike rider being killed by a stupid, drunk or distracted driver... I feel so bad for Mr. Eagleson's family... but likely this won't be the last tragic death we hear about.
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Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
Looking at the article I don't see anything to indicate what his bicycle was equipped with. Where do you come up with what lights he did or didn't have ?

I don't know what the cyclist's life was like but the DUI driver was a real piece of work from his past performance. I hope they throw away the key on that guy.
Hi Guys, Shaun is a good friend of mine.

He had a Knog road blinder 2 front and rear light. I doubt they were on since it was was 5 pm.

Neil had an arraignment on the 14th of Nov and pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is 01-30-2015.

This bail was revoked and he's currently sitting in the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, CA.
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Hi Guys, Shaun is a good friend of mine.

He had a Knog road blinder 2 front and rear light. I doubt they were on since it was was 5 pm.

Neil had an arraignment on the 14th of Nov and pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is 01-30-2015.

This bail was revoked and he's currently sitting in the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, CA.
You have my sincere condolences...

I bet he did have that rear blinky on - 5pm is the perfect time to use those. Anyway, spending some time in the pen is probably a perfect way to pass the time for our driving challenged "friend" Neil Stephany. I hope they convict him and chuck the key in the Marianas trench.
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I hope they throw away the key on that guy.
Get real. It was a cyclist that got outed.
Take out the slapping stick and slap the cager on the wrist.
So it goes.
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Originally Posted by Christopher N View Post
Hi Guys, Shaun is a good friend of mine.

He had a Knog road blinder 2 front and rear light. I doubt they were on since it was was 5 pm.

Neil had an arraignment on the 14th of Nov and pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is 01-30-2015.

This bail was revoked and he's currently sitting in the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, CA.
My sincerest condolences to you and his family.

To clear any doubt, we drove past the scene when the emergency services were there, visibility was absolutely perfect, in fact, sunset wasn't until around 6:30pm that Day. That's an hour and a half after this tragedy occurred.


Sunrise and sunset times California, October 19, 2014
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Wowza that dude had no business being anywhere near a car, didn't get him off the roads before it was too late. R.I.P.
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