A 54-year-old Long Beach man critically injured by a car on November 27, 2008 while getting out of his vehicle in Torrance has been identified as David Reichle. He was standing next to his car in the 2700 block of 232nd Street on the morning of 11/27/08 when he was hit by a passing motorist. The female driver who hit Reichle stopped at the scene and apparently told officials that she thought she had only hit Reichle’s car door. Our source for this blog is a news article in the Daily Breeze.
This is obviously a tragic accident And David Reichle will be in my prayers. I wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
Reichle had come to Torrance to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot when this accident occurred. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in serious condition. Officials are looking for witnesses who may have seen the accident or have more information about it. They are also looking for a bicyclist who was seen in the area at the time of the accident. If you have any information that might help the police, please call 310-618-5557.
I very much question the story of the other motorist in this case who claims that she only hit the car door. Obviously, she hit and seriously injured Reichle. Eyewitnesses will be extremely important in this case. It is very important that Reichle’s family contact an experienced Torrance auto accident attorney who will be able to delve further into this incident, interview witnesses and come to a conclusion as to who should be held responsible and accountable for this pedestrian accident and Reichle’s injuries. I’d bet that the driver who hit him simply wasn’t paying attention to the roadway and did not see him standing near his car. She may have been distracted as well.
If that motorist is determined to be at fault then she could be held financially liable for the injuries and damages caused in this accident. Let’s hope that anyone who witnessed this accident comes forward with more information that could help David Reichle. A skiled personal injury lawyer will be able to advise the Reichle family if a claim for compensation can be made through the uninsured or underinsured provision of Reichle’s auto insurance policy or any other family member’s auto insurance policy. The best auto accident attorneys always provide free consultation.