At about 5 p.m. on Monday, August 27, a bus struck and injured a 70-year-old bicyclist in Baldwin Park. The bus was turning from Cesar Chavez Drive onto Ramona Boulevard when it hit the cyclist, who was in a crosswalk at the time. He suffered a possible fracture to the leg and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a traffic accident, an investigation will be conducted to determine who was at-fault, after which point that party may be held liable for the injury-related expenses of the victims,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
In Baldwin Park, 107 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Cyclists accounted for 8 of the traffic fatalities and injuries that occurred in the city that year, with the OTS ranking it 88th for bicyclist safety out of 103 cities with populations ranging in size from 50,001 to 100,000; 1st place is the worst a city may receive.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who was struck and injured yesterday.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune originally reported this bus accident.
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