Four people were injured in a Calabasas personal injury accident due to an elderly driver. The intersection accident occurred when an 81-year old woman made a left turn in her Audi A4 and collided with Four bicyclists, according to a Los Angeles Times news report. The accident occurred while the elderly driver was traveling westbound on Mulholland Highway approaching Stokes Canyon Road at 7:30 a.m. Three of the riders suffered critical injuries while the forth received minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
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California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang said that there was no stop sign or traffic signal at the intersection. TV reports show that the windshield was fractured and the back window was broken. Three of the four injured victims were airlifted to the UCLA Medical Center by firefighters.
My heart goes out to the three injured riders who suffered injuries in this terrible bike accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Elderly Driver Statistics
This bicycle accident is yet another reminder of the important issues California residents are facing as our aging driving population increases. According to the DMV, there is nearly 3 million drivers who are 65 years or older. The number of dangerous elderly drivers will only increase over time. Over the next 20 years, the number of elderly drivers is expected to triple in the United States.
The issues involving elderly drivers calls for more stringent regulations. About 11 percent of fatal car accidents involved drivers 65 and older, in 2005. Road safety analysts have predicted that when the last of the baby boomers have reached 65, they will be responsible for 25 percent of all fatal car collisions.
Receiving Help For Your California Personal Injury Accident
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, it is in your best interest to receive a free consultation from an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. A skilled car accident lawyer will ensure you receive a fair settlement for your injuries.
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