UPDATED: Teen Cyclist Suffers Head Injuries in Collision With Motorist

Officers are continuing to investigate the accident.

UPDATE, Oct. 21, 1:37 a.m.: The teen-aged bicyclist injured in a collision Saturday night was attempting to make a turn while traveling south on Santa Anita Avenue.

The teen was in the No. 1 left turn lane attempting to turn onto Duarte Road. He did not complete the turn and pulled out in front of a vehicle traveling in the same lane. The vehicle struck him, according to Arcadia Police in a press release.

The boy suffered extensive head injuries in the accident, though the 26-year-old Arcadia resident behind the wheel of the vehicle was not injured.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Arcadia Police at (626) 574-5150.

PREVIOUSLY: A car struck a 16-year-old Arcadia boy just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

The teen suffered pretty extensive injuries. He was rushed to Huntington Memorial Trauma Center. Lt. Mike Castro of Arcadia Police said investigators have not yet determined what caused the accident.

Police are trying to secure the scene of the crash, Castro said.

No further details were available. This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

AL October 24, 2012 at 09:02 PM
He wasn't wearing a helmet. This could have been avoided.
lola October 24, 2012 at 09:06 PM
This poor child and his family are in mourning and will be for a very long time. I think maybe what may be worth noting is that he suffered major head injuries, and was not wearing a helmet. Helmets are made to protect us somewhat and who knows if that could have saved his life. Heaven has opened its gates once again for a young teen from Arcadia let's all be a little safer as drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Transcend October 25, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Not only that- he shouldn't have been in the left lane turn. Better to use the crosswalk.
A October 25, 2012 at 05:19 PM
It was the 626 night market traffic that night. We were supposed to hang out... he was at the mall at around 9:20 and I called him and said "Yeah, I'll be home in a bit. See you in a few." An hour went by. 10:20 I called back 3 times. No answer. Almost 2 seconds later I get a call back and it's a doctor. That was without a doubt the worst phone call in my life. He was just 2 blocks home making the turn he always does. My friends was there just a few minutes after the incident. The driver was trying to make the light. Speeding at 50. They came into the same lane. Roger didn't see it coming. That was too fucking fast. My friend who was driving from the 626 market passed the scene and saw his bike. That beautiful Bianchi Super Pista was Zipp tires was cracked in half, the tires were shattered in pieces. His bicycle cost more than your car, he wasn't going to ride it on the sidewalk. But in the end he went out with his friends on his mind, family in his heart, and his body on his bike. We won't forget you, Roger A. Staebler II. Your friends miss you.
Transcend October 26, 2012 at 03:17 AM
What a tragic event. Especially when told from your perspective. Of course, he wouldn't use a sidewalk, he'd ride on the side of the road, closest to the curb. But to make a left/right turn, he could have used the crosswalk. Compared to a $35,000 car, I would rather ride that $3000-$5000 bike on the sidewalk. But what's been done is done. I offer my condolences toward Roger's family. Knew him very well a few years ago. Didn't hear anything about him till now.


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