Two collisions left two men hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Friday, Sheriff’s Station officials said.
Hart School District board member Joe Messina said he was driving eastbound on Creekside Road around 4:45 p.m. Friday when a bicyclist crossed the road in front of him.
“This investigation is not being treated as a criminal investigation at this point, it’s being treated as a traffic incident,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The crash happened near the 24000 block of Creekside Road in Valencia, aka Auto Row.
The incident is still under investigation by the traffic unit.
“My heart goes out to the family of the bike rider,” Messina said. “My prayer is for a quick and speedy recovery, and I want to thank the Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Department for their quick and professional response.”
The second incident involved a pedestrian crossing the street at Wiley Canyon Road, near the Walgreen’s in Newhall, around 1 p.m., Sheriff’s Station officials said.
Both collisions were under investigation. There were no arrests made in either collision, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
Following about an inch of rain in the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, depending on where you were standing, sunny skies are forecasted for the area for the rest of the week, according to officials at the National Weather Service.
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 177, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.