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Bicyclist Struck, Killed on Grand in Lakeland Village

The crash occurred about 4:50 p.m., according to a resident who reported the crash to Patch.

A bicyclist was fatally injured Wednesday when struck by a vehicle in Lakeland Village, according to witnesses.

Area resident Christopher Morgan told Patch he came upon the crash while driving home.

The crash occurred near the corner of Grand Avenue and Baldwin Boulevard, Patch learned.

The vehicle was a pickup truck, Morgan said.

An hour after the crash, the mangled bicycle could be seen outside the All American Appliance service store.

According to David Scranton, who lives down the street from where the crash occurred, he heard a loud noise as he sat in his living room.

"I didn't hear no brakes or anything," Scranton told Patch.

"It was a loud 'bam.'"

Looking out his door, Scranton saw a smashed bicycle and then, farther down the street, saw a man lying in the road.

He called emergency dispatchers, then walked to the man, phone in hand.

"I put my hand on his chest while I was on the phone with 911 and … I could feel a heartbeat but no breath at all," he said.

Morgan said that medics worked on the injured man unsuccessfully, declaring him dead at the scene.

"Witnesses at the scene saw the bicyclist enter the lines of traffic quickly, leaving no time for the driver of the pickup truck to avoid the collision," Morgan wrote to Patch in an email.

The cause of the crash -- as is policy -- was under investigation.

The California Highway Patrol could not immediately be reached for comment.

Teller of Truth August 04, 2012 at 12:30 AM
@Constant Comment, you probably won't be hearing anything back from her (Susiemom) because that would blow a hole through her double standards.
WorkingMom August 04, 2012 at 02:56 AM
TOT, seriously, what are you? I have been reading your post for a couple of stories now. Your posts start alot of stuff up. First off in your reply to me, I can read. My post is timed before the coroner's report. Second off, your safety, your family's safety, ect is always first before a strangers. No one new him. Third, like it was said, he was probably already braindead due to a TBI, so the CPR would had prolonged the suffering of all involved. If you worked in the healthcare field you would understand. Your postings are highly inappropriate and you are passing judgement on everyone that did the right thing. This all didn't happen in a course of hours. We are talking minutes.Why does everyone think that "if it were your kid" thrown in there would had changed anything. A man lost his life. Let's let him rest in peace now.
UCLA Grad August 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Thank you Sam for silencing the "Monday morning QB" once and for all. Your writing style appears as that of a first responder. If so, thank you for all that you do. @ WorkingMom, its a shame this forum isn't moderated for inappropriateness
Mirna Alfonso August 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
It is moderated and because of the inflammatory nature of the comments on this thread and others on this site, all comments will now be screened before posting.
Teller of Truth August 04, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Thank you Mirna!

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