A male bicyclist was injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Imperial Highway in Lynwood, the night of August 30, 2011. The victim was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. He sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. The authorities are searching for the driver responsible for the accident as well as the vehicle involved, which may have been an SUV.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this Los Angeles hit-and-run car accident. I wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), two people were killed and 16 were injured in Lynwood bicycle accidents. During that same year, 22 fatalities and 3,725 injuries occurred due to Los Angeles County bicycle accidents.
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the SUV not only struck and seriously injured the bicyclist who was crossing the street, but also left the scene without even stopping to help the victim. Appalling! Under California law, drivers are required to stop at the scene of an injury crash, remain until authorities arrive and exchange pertinent information with other parties. Most importantly, motorists are required to obtain assistance for the injured victims. Getting prompt medical attention can make the difference between life and death in such cases. In this particular case, the driver did none of the above. Instead, he sped off leaving the injured bicyclist lying on the roadway.
I trust the authorities will soon be able to find the driver responsible for this injury accident. If you have any information about this incident, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1000 reward.
Victims of hit-and-run accidents may pursue financial compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. They can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, physical therapy, and other damages. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help car accident victims better understand how their own auto insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run crash, or to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.