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Padua Park becomes landing pad for helicopter used in medical transport

Padua Park was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning and not because of weekend sporting events. The bustle of activity surrounded a helicopter that made a surprise landing on the field, in response to a vehicle vs. bike incident. Two individuals were riding a tandem bike along Padua Avenue, approaching Pomello when a driver attempted to make a right at the intersection without yielding to the bicyclists. Both cyclists sustained injuries, one with temporary memory loss. Because of the head trauma, emergency responders arrived in the helicopter to transport the cyclist to USC Medical Center for treatment. The other refused medical transport.

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