Los Angeles Bicyclist Sustains Severe Injuries in Hit & Run Accident

Los Angeles Bicyclist Sustains Severe Injuries in Hit & Run Accident

On Monday, November 23 at about 3AM, a driver in South Los Angeles hit a man riding a bicycle near Broadway and Vernon Avenue. The driver of the passenger vehicle immediately fled the scene. Photographs show the bike lying distorted in the street.

After the bicyclist was hit, bystanders who witnessed the accident surrounded the man to protect his body until police and medical professionals arrived.

The victim was a male in his 30s. Reports state the man suffered severe head trauma and is in critical condition. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Traffic Division is doing everything in their power to locate the driver at fault.

Safety Tips for Bicyclists

In busy cities, such as Los Angeles, riding a bike can be one of the most efficient forms of transportation. However, riding a bicycle can also be very dangerous due to their small size when compared to the trucks, cars, and buses that share the road. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2013, 743 individuals suffered fatal injuries in bike accidents, and an additional 44,704 people suffered serious, but not deadly, injuries.

If you ride a bicycle on busy city streets, consider the following safety tips:

  1. Use hand signals when changing lanes or turning.
  2. Avoid riding in the blind spots of large vehicles.
  3. Use bike lanes when available.
  4. Never assume drivers can see you.
  5. Wear bright and reflective clothing.

We Represent Victims Injured in Bicycle Accidents

If you have sustained injuries as the result of a bicycle accident, it is important that you retain experienced legal advocacy as soon as possible. At Biren Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are dedicated to delivering effective and relentless representation. When you choose to work with us, we can put an aggressive team on your side and may be able to help you recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.

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