Huntington Beach, CA (July 14, 2020) – Police state they have arrested a driver who fatally struck a bicyclist and then fled the scene early on Tuesday morning, July 14th. The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Sunrise Drive in Huntington Beach at around 12:25 a.m.
Law enforcement officials said that the victim was riding a bicycle when he was hit by a car that fled the area. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they arrived to find the victim unresponsive in the roadway. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Police officers later found the driver who was then arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. No identities or any further information has been made available.
The incident remains under investigation.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Orange County
An overwhelming total of 13,038 cyclists was injured in accidents with other vehicles all throughout California in 2014. Like anywhere in the state, bicycle accidents in Orange County are repeatedly fatal because of the absolute defenselessness of victims, as well as the actions of distracted or otherwise negligent motorists. Numerous collisions are caused by no fault of the victim, and understanding that you may have serious rights protected by law can be the first significant step toward recovering compensation for your losses.
At Beckerman Anderson, our talented and compassionate Orange County wrongful death attorneys know what it means to have your life drastically impacted by a negligent party. Our attorneys are proud to work on behalf of those who have wrongfully suffered by no fault of their own. If you have lost a loved one because of the actions of an inattentive driver, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County accident attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
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