Shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 65-year-old cyclist Milton Everett Olin Jr.-a longtime Los Angeles music industry veteran-was struck and killed in Calabasas, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling northeast on Mulholland Highway, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol car struck Olin, who was riding in the same direction at the time, near Paul Revere Drive. Olin was pronounced dead at the scene. The deputy sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that anyone with information contact the Malibu/Lost Hills station at 818-878-1808; those who wish to remain anonymous may call 800-222-8477.
Calabasas accounted for none of the 24 fatalities and 2 of the 4,199 injuries cyclists suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash data of the state’s 58 counties, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, starting at 1st place. That year, Los Angeles ranked 10th for its incidence of bicycle accidents that resulted in injury or death.
In California, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident that was caused by the negligence of another, they may hold that party liable by filing a wrongful death claim. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Milton Everett Olin Jr.