Dana Point, CA - Update: Michael John Mammone Killed in Bicycle Crash on Pacific Coast Hwy

Dana Point, CA – Update: Michael John Mammone Killed in Bicycle Crash on Pacific Coast Hwy

Dana Point, CA (February 14, 2023) – Officials have identified the man who was killed following a bicycle crash in Dana Point on Wednesday, February 1.

The deadly accident took place on the Pacific Coast Highway near Crown Valley Parkway at around 3:02 p.m. It was reported that 58-year-old Michael John Mammone was riding a bike at the intersection when he was hit from behind by a car driven by 39-year-old Vanroy Evan Smith of Long Beach. 

Smith proceeded to exit the vehicle and attack Mammone with a knife. Mammone was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. It is unknown what the connection was between the victim and the at-fault party. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael John Mammone at this time.

Deadly Bicycle Crashes in California

There is a depressing reality that goes along with the growing popularity of bike shares and fitness cycling in California. From 2016 to 2018, there were more cyclist fatalities in traffic incidents in the state than at any time over the previous 25 years. According to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents killed 455 cyclists in California between 2016 and 2018. Those involved in a serious accident are at risk of losing their lives, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. 

Many families must deal with the financial responsibilities associated with wrongful deaths while also dealing with the emotional sorrow of losing a loved one. It is possible to feel too much sorrow, grief, and emotional distress. Your lawyer can help you in obtaining

Dana Point, CA - Update: Michael John Mammone Killed in Bicycle Crash on Pacific Coast Hwy

 compensation if you unexpectedly lost a family member or other close relative. Families affected by wrongful death cases frequently experience significant financial losses, both now and in the future. Medical expenses for the deceased, funeral expenses, and lost future wages are a few examples of these losses. The remaining family members go through unimaginable sorrow and suffering.

At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Trial Attorneys, helping families who lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence has always been our main priority. After a fatal bicycle accident, our attorneys help the surviving family members file a claim against the at-fault parties in order to obtain just compensation. You should not have to pay for a family member’s funeral and other accident-related costs if they died as a result of someone else’s carelessness. To schedule a free consultation with a Dana Point wrongful death lawyer, contact our offices at (949) 309-0990.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. 

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