Dana Point, CA (February 2, 2022) – On Wednesday afternoon, February 1, in Dana Point, CA, a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle resulting in the death of the rider.
According to police, the collision happened before 3 p.m. in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point. The accident happened when a bicyclist was struck by a white Lexus at the intersection. The initial reports indicate that the driver of the Lexus pulled around the fallen cyclist after the crash, stepped out of their vehicle, and physically assaulted the victim. After this additional assault, the driver of the Lexus left the scene of the accident before police arrived.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. When they arrived, they found the bicyclist badly injured in the roadway. Paramedics rendered first aid to the cyclist and then rushed him to the hospital for further medical care. The bicyclist sadly died at the hospital from his injuries sustained in the crash. The identity of the bicyclist has not been revealed at this time.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities. The area was closed as police investigated, the victim was tended to by paramedics, and the accident was cleared.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our hearts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
California’s moderate climate makes bicycling an enjoyable year-round activity. However, riding a bicycle is not without danger. Between 2007 and 2019, 1,672 bicyclists in California died after being hit by a vehicle. Bicyclists are increasingly likely to incur serious injuries or death if an accident occurs since they have nothing to protect themselves from a sudden collision with a vehicle. Even with helmets and other protective gear, bicyclists are very likely to incur serious injuries or death after an accident with a vehicle.
There are many reasons bicycle accidents happen. They often occur because of the negligent actions of the other drivers on the road. Some additional factors contributing to bicycle accidents include cars drifting into bike lanes, carelessness when parking cars, not seeing a bicyclist, speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving. Road rage can also be a factor and is a serious problem on the country’s roadways. People can become so angry when driving that they engage in aggressive and violent behaviors that endanger the welfare of others. However, these reckless and negligent behaviors have consequences and will detrimentally affect your life and the life of those you harm forever.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member, especially when the accident that took their life could have been avoided by someone choosing to make better decisions. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that your deceased family member gets the justice they deserve and can help you to cope with their loss. A knowledgeable and compassionate attorney can help you with this process, so you don’t have to worry about these matters when grieving your loved one’s death.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal bicycle accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Dana Point wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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