1/14/2011Most bicyclists assume that if they are on a trail with no vehicles they are safe. For one bicyclist this wasn't true. He was seriously injured when two cars crashed on a nearby street.
The Orange County bicycle accident occurred at about 8:16 a.m. Sunday, January 9. Forty-four-year-old Richard Lauwers was riding his bicycle on a trail alongside PCH near Seapoint Avenue in Huntington Beach when two cars crashed and rolled down the embankment to the trail. One of the cars hit Lauwers.
Before the accident, witnesses report that the silver Honda Accord was racing with 2006 BMW sedan. The cars crashed and flipped. The Accord hit Lauwers.
Lauwers and the driver of the BMW, Michael D. Roach, 36, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries; Lauwers is in critical condition.
The driver of the Accord, 57-year-old Glenn M. Moore, 57, of Newport Beach, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. He was arrested and booked at Huntington Beach jail on suspicion of causing injury while driving under the influence.
The Orange County personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie are dedicated to protecting the rights of California bicycle accident victims. If you have been injured in a car-bicycle crash, contact our Newport Beach law office at 866-981-5596.
Category: Bicycle Accidents
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