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News Release

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Media Relations

Woman Dies after Being Struck by Cyclist

Los Angeles:   A 70-year-old woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a cyclist.

On Oct. 22, 2008, at about 6:30 a.m, Judith Arend, was out for her morning walk, northbound on the east shoulder of Palisades Drive north of Sunset Boulevard.  A 15-year-old youth, riding his bicycle southbound Palisades Drive, collided with Arend.

LA City Fire personnel responded to the collision and pronounced Arend dead at scene.  The juvenile received moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact West Traffic Detectives, Detective M. Tucker or Officer O. Basulto at 213-473-0234.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "CRIMES" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." All calls and contacts are anonymous.