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Cyclist Dies After Driver Opens Car Door in His Path, Throwing Him in Front of Oncoming Truck in Burbank

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A bicyclist was killed after he crashed into a just-opened car door and was then hit by a passing truck, Burbank police said Tuesday.

The incident occurred about 5:15 p.m. Monday along Alameda Avenue between Mariposa Street and Griffith Park Drive.

The bicyclist, Lenny Trinh, was heading east on Alameda in a designated bike lane when a driver who has just parked open the driver’s door of a car.

Trinh, 52, hit the car door and was thrown from his bicycle, according to police. He was then hit by a passing pickup.

He was taken to a hospital where he eventually died, police said.

Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash, police said.

The incident is under investigation and anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Burbank police at 818-238-3100.

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