Long Beach, CA (July 26, 2020) – Early on Sunday morning, officers with the Long Beach Police Department reported a fatal collision between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. It happened at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard at around 3:20 a.m.
According to the LBPD, an adult male was riding a bicycle southbound on Orange Avenue when he was struck by a southbound vehicle at or near the intersection. First responders with the Long Beach Fire Department arrived at the scene where they attempted to save the victim. He was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.
Authorities have not provided any information on the vehicle involved but the driver is believed to have left the scene before officers arrived. The identity of the victim will be released after the family has been notified.
This incident remains under investigation as no further information was reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Long Beach
In the year 2015, a total of 2,162 bicyclists were either injured or killed during collisions with motor vehicles all across the Los Angeles area. A devastating total of at least 13,038 cyclists were hurt in collisions with other vehicles all over the state of California the year before. Like anywhere in the state, bicycle accidents in Long Beach are often fatal because of the absolute vulnerability of victims, as well as the actions of distracted or otherwise negligent drivers. Numerous accidents every day are caused by no fault of the victim.
Serious and fatal bicycle accidents occur all over Los Angeles and California on an unfortunately frequent basis. In Orange County, many of the leading causes of such accidents include the negligent behaviors of reckless drivers. Top causes of traffic-related accidents are issues such as distracted driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic laws, and even the simple act of driving at night. Bicyclists can often be difficult to see in the daytime let alone in unlit areas at night, however, that is no excuse for not exercising the utmost caution while behind the wheel.
Bicycle accidents don’t only result in physical and emotional distress but also leave countless victims and surviving families with the high costs of hospitalization and continued medical care such as physical therapy or funeral expenses alongside other financial burdens. When a reckless or criminal party causes the suffering of an innocent person, that party must be held liable for compensating the victims or their families. An aggressive bicycle accident attorney in Orange County will go after the negligent party and guide you along the frequently challenging road to financial restitution.
At Beckerman Anderson, our 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 been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident caused by an inattentive party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County bicycle accident attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson. These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.