Santa Ana, CA (February 21, 2022) – One person lost their life in a fatal bicycle crash that took place at an intersection in Santa Ana on Monday evening, February 21.
According to local officials, the accident happened at 7 p.m. at the intersection of West 1st Street and North Figueroa Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found that a silver van struck a male adult who was riding a yellow bicycle through the intersection. The accident caused severe damage to the bicycle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. The driver of the van was not injured.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update as more information becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle accidents are more common in California than in many other states due to the fact that bicycles are more prevalent on our roads. Unfortunately, this means that there is also a higher rate of bicycle-related injuries and fatalities. Between 2007 and 2019, it was reported that approximately 1,672 bicyclists were killed in fatal accidents throughout California. Because bicyclists have no protection from harm in an accident, they are likely to lose their lives in an accident involving a motor vehicle. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a bicycle accident, you have options. You and your family should have the help of a skilled attorney on your side.
A freeing and exciting bicycle ride can suddenly turn into a devastating experience. If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents, you should have the help of a Santa Ana bicycle accident attorney on your side. An attorney will be able to help you in a variety of ways when it comes to your claim. 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. It is imperative that you speak with a dedicated Santa Ana wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here to help you if you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a bicycle crash. We understand how overwhelming one of these accidents can be on both emotional and financial levels. Having an attorney on your side can help you lessen the stress that you may be feeling associated with your accident claim. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you have a variety of options available for you. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Santa Ana at (888) 539-3154 for the help you deserve at this time.
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