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San Bernardino Detective Killed in Irvine Bicycle Accident

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department detective was killed when his bicycle was struck by an SUV while he was bicycling in Irvine.

The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10. Duane Parkison of Irvine was riding north on Shady Canyon Road.  He was approaching the intersection with Quail Hill Parkway when he was struck by a Mercedes-Benz that was also travelling north.  The thirty-five-year-old driver of the SUV and her infant passenger were not injured, but Parkison was knocked off his bike.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, two other bicyclists were administering CPR on Parkison.  Parkison was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of the collision is under investigation and police have not determined who was at fault.  Neither drugs nor alcohol are considered a factor in this tragic Orange County bicycle crash.
Parkison was married with three children.  He had worked for the Sherriff's Department for 15 years.
The Orange County bicycle accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie would like to offer out condolences to the Parkison family.

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