Huntington Beach, CA (July 6, 2022) – Around 6:57 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, July 5, a man was killed in a bicycle accident in Huntington Beach.
According to police, the accident happened in the early morning hours at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Garfield Avenue. A driver was traveling near the intersection in a silver Ford F-350 when their pickup truck struck a bicyclist who was traveling eastbound along the crosswalk. The driver of the truck, identified as a 65-year-old local man, remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, who has since been identified as 73-year-old Dac Them Kieu, was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries. He was tragically pronounced deceased while there.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
More and more people are choosing to use bicycles as their main mode of transportation in the state of California every year. California actually sees more bicycle-related accidents than other states in the entire U.S. Between the years 2016 to 2018, it was reported that approximately 455 bicyclists were killed in fatal accidents caused by others throughout the state. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been lost in a bicycle accident. If you and your family have lost someone you love in an accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney.
Where are you supposed to turn after you have lost somebody you love in a bicycle accident? If you and your family have faced these immense losses, you should be prepared to speak with a dedicated Huntington Beach bicycle accident attorney that you can trust. Wrongful death claims are known for being entirely complex in nature, posing many questions that you may not be able to answer. You should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills as you are grieving the immense loss of your loved one. Speaking with a Huntington Beach wrongful death attorney can help you during these difficult times.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in bicycle accidents. Families should never be left to face these immense losses entirely on their own. If you have lost somebody close to you, we will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for the following aspects:
We are here for you every step of the way after a fatal bicycle accident. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Huntington Beach at (888) 539-3154 to find out what options you have during these difficult times.
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