Huntington Beach, CA (January 22, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal bicycle crash that took place on a major roadway in Huntington Beach on Thursday night, January 20.
According to Huntington Beach Police, the accident happened around 11:20 p.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway. A 52-year-old bicyclist was riding in the area when he was suddenly struck by the driver of a 2010 Lexus ES 350. The driver who struck the bicyclist remained at the scene until police arrived.
Numerous responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the Lexus, identified as a 79-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. His wife was also hurt. Both individuals were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time until police were able to fully clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, as they have no protection from harm when struck by a vehicle. In California, it is estimated that approximately 4% of all auto-related accidents involve bicyclists. Between the years 2016 through 2018, it was estimated that approximately 450 cyclists were killed in accidents throughout California. In 2020, these accidents hit a 25-year high within the state. It is never easy to face the aftermath of a bicycle accident, especially if you have lost someone you love in a crash. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust after a fatal crash.
Bicyclists tend to suffer from catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. The unfortunate truth is that the driver involved in these accidents will try to pin the blame on the bicyclist. This means that you could be left feeling helpless and alone. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. This is why it is essential that you bring a claim with the dedicated help of a Huntington Beach wrongful death attorney.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, we understand how overwhelming it can be to move forward after a fatal accident. Bicyclists have many rights in California, which is why you should always have an attorney on your side to help you and your family through these difficult times. Nothing is as painful as losing somebody close to you in an accident. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your California wrongful death claim. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Huntington Beach at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can help you.
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.