Laguna Hills, CA (September 11, 2022) – On Friday morning, September 9, in Laguna Hills, CA a bicycle was involved in a collision with a vehicle that resulted in the death of the bicyclist.
According to the Orange County Sheriff Department, the accident happened around 10 am near Paseo De Valencia and Alicia Parkway Road when a bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle.
The victim was thrown from the bicycle and suffered severe injuries. The bicyclist sadly died from the injuries sustained in the crash.
The driver of the vehicle stopped after the accident and was cooperative with the police when they arrived. The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.
The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation by local authorities. Paseo De Valencia was closed between La Paz Road and Alicia Parkway as police investigated and cleared the accident.
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 and beautiful scenery make riding a bicycle an enjoyable pastime year-round. In California, more and more commuters are even using their bicycles for their daily commute to work and traveling around town. Bicyclists are entitled to share the roadways and other drivers owe a duty to watch for bicyclists and respect their space. However, that doesn’t always happen, and bicycle accidents occur.
Between 2007 and 2019, California recorded 1,672 fatal crashes involving a bicycle being hit by a vehicle. Bicyclists are increasingly likely to incur serious injuries or death if an accident does occur, since they lack the basic safety features that vehicles have, such as seat belts and airbags. There is nothing protecting them from a sudden collision with a vehicle. Bicyclists need to protect themselves in any way they can by wearing protective gear and helmets.
There are many reasons bicycle accidents happen. They often occur because of the negligent actions of the other drivers sharing the road. Some factors that contribute to bicycle accidents include cars drifting into bike lanes, carelessness when parking cars, cars not seeing a bicyclist, speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided. 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. Insurance companies have strict filing deadlines for filing a claim. A 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 Laguna Hills wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see 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.