Los Angeles, CA – Bicyclist Fatally Struck by W 117th St & S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2023) – A bicyclist has died as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Tuesday morning on the south side of Los Angeles.
The accident was reported to officials at around 9:00 a.m. on October 24.
Reports provided by the Los Angeles Police Department show that a bicyclist was riding in the area of West 117th Street and South Broadway when they were struck by a vehicle. After the collision, the vehicle continued forward for approximately one mile, with the bicyclist still somehow connected to the vehicle. Eventually, the bicyclist fell onto the roadway. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene by taking a right turn onto 120th Street.
The bicyclist, who has not been identified to the public, sustained fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased on site.
The crash is being investigated at this time.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the bicyclist.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in California
Statistics show that more than 12,600 bicyclists are killed or injured as a result of motor vehicle collisions every year in California. These victims lose their lives at an annual rate of approximately 3.9 per 1 million residents. Unfortunately, this rate is approximately 33.3 percent higher than the national average.
More than 150 deaths take place right here in Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, reckless and negligent drivers continue to be leading factors in many of these accidents. Despite how frequently fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents take place, it is never possible for a family to prepare for the impact that one of these collisions will have on their lives.
Far too often, bicyclists lose their lives as a result of reckless and careless drivers. In many instances, drivers who are speeding, fail to yield to bicyclists, and are distracted cause severe and fatal injuries to bicyclists traveling nearby.
After losing a loved one, your family has the opportunity to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who is responsible. Seeking help from a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer can help your family gain the best possible position for getting justice. Your attorney will be able to conduct an investigation on your behalf, build a strong case against the defendant, and demand full and timely compensation for your losses.
Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence can be extremely devastating to deal with. Unfortunately, innocent people continue to lose their lives at an alarming rate across our state. It only makes sense that families are able to get justice. At The Law Offices of John C. Ye, we understand the pain and struggles that come with the unexpected loss of a loved one, and our bicycle accident attorneys are here to fight for your legal rights. We will provide fearless representation in seeking justice for your family and getting the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, do not hesitate to reach out to our personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation, and let us help you get started on the path toward healing and closure. Contact our California personal injury law firm today at 866-771-9467.
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