Huntington Beach, CA (July 07, 2022) – A 73-year-old man was left in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash in Fountain Valley on Tuesday, July 5th. 

According to sources, the incident took place at about 7:00 a.m. in the area of Brookhurst Street and Garfield Avenue. An investigation determined that the elderly man was riding his bicycle eastbound on Garfield Avenue when a Ford F-350 pick-up truck made a lefthand turn onto Brookhurst Street from Garfield Avenue.  

Upon their arrival, emergency responders transferred the cyclist to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the pick-up, identified only as a 65-year-old man from Huntington Beach, remained on the scene and cooperated with the police. 

Drugs and alcohol do not seem to be factors in the collision. No additional details are available.

The incident is under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in California

Huntington Beach, CA - Elderly Man Critical Following Bicycle Crash at Garfield Ave and Brookhurst St

There are many different factors that can contribute to pedestrian accidents in California. The most frequent negligent behaviors that lead to these incidents are:

  • Time of Day/Visibility: Most pedestrian accidents happen at night. Limited visibility and a higher number of drunk drivers make roadway conditions especially hazardous for those on foot 
  • Driving too Fast: Drivers who disregard the posted speed limit often fail to notice pedestrians trying to cross the street
  • Drunk and Drugged Driving: Driving while intoxicated is a leading cause of road accidents statewide  
  • Failure to Signal: When a driver fails to use their turn indicators, a pedestrian trying to cross the road has no warning and can walk right into a car’s path 
  • Failure to Yield: When a driver fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian or another vehicle at an intersection, serious accidents are often the result 
  • Distracted Driving: This includes using a cell phone to make phone calls or send text messages, eating, drinking, reaching for objects, or any other activity that takes a driver’s focus off of the road

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