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Bicyclist Killed in Collision With Sheriff's Radio Car

The cyclist's identity was not immediately released.

FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.

The bicyclist who was struck by a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car and killed in Calabasas today has been identified as a prominent lawyer, authorities said.

The dead cyclist is Milton Everett Olin, Jr., 65, of Woodland Hills, according to coroner's Lt. Joe Bale.

A California State Bar Association listing shows Olin has been a lawyer 38 years and practiced business, labor and employment and intellectual property law from a firm he co-founded in Encino.

A biography produced for a conference stated Olin practiced internet, intellectual property and entertainment law.

The fatal incident happened about 1 p.m. in the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Michael Williams said.

Olin was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. The deputy involved was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, including glass in his eyes and cuts on an arm, according to media reports.

The patrol car's windshield was smashed, a witness at the scene said.

Both the bicyclist and the patrol car were eastbound when it happened, Williams said.

Speed, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Jaki told KCAL9.

"It's very tough when we're involved in an accident like this because it's our job to protect the people and help people, and we're obviously very sad that something like this has happened," Jaki said.   

The sheriff's Traffic Services Detail was investigating the fatality, Williams said.

—City News Service.

Bonkplatz December 09, 2013 at 12:00 AM
What the hell happened here. A bicyclist, in broad daylight, riding in a bike lane, is killed by a sheriff. Beyond tragic. Need justice.
SoCalGal December 09, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Where does it say the bicyclist was in a bike lane? Please don't jump to conclusions. So darn litigious.
Sheila December 09, 2013 at 12:52 PM
So sorry for all involved here. As someone who drives that highway frequently it's really tough sometimes because sections of the road clearly have a bike lane and when you get to rockier sections, the bike lane is almost non-existent. I break the law every time I pass a bicyclist on that hwy because most of it is double solid lines (no passing) but to ensure the bicylist's safety you have to cross the double yellow. Again, feel bad for everyone involved. The Sheriffs are good guys and this is just a tragedy for all of us.

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