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Downtown Los Angeles: Road Rage to Blame for Fatal Bicycle Accident

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James E. Ballidis
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Last night, a 62-year-old bicyclist was killed in an accident involving two vehicles, for which authorities believe road rage may be to blame. While traveling north on Figueroa Street, the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche and the driver of a Kia were reportedly involved in a dispute. After turning left onto 8th Street, the driver of the Avalanche struck the bicycle rider while attempting to pass the Kia near Francisco Street. Police detained the driver of the Avalanche for questioning and may file criminal charges against him, explains a California personal injury lawyer

Los Angeles County accounted for 4,268 of the fatal and injury bicycle accidents that occurred throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident statistics of cities and counties with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest scores, with a ranking of 1 being the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 15 out of 58 counties for bicycle safety. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in downtown last night.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this fatal bicycle accident involving road rage. 

Resources for accident victims and their families, including articles and books on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

Category: Bicycle Accidents

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