Garden Grove: Elderly Bicyclist Struck and Killed
James E. Ballidis
Yesterday morning an elderly bicyclist was struck and killed in Garden Grove. Shortly before noon, the driver of a Ford F250 was turning right onto Brookhurst Street from a parking lot when he hit the bicycle rider. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 36-year-old man from Huntington Beach, claimed he did not see the bicyclist. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses to call the traffic accident investigation unit at 714-741-5704, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, categorizes bicyclists and other cyclists, including the riders of two-wheel nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals, as pedalcyclists. The agency’s 2009 Traffic Safety Facts indicate that 630 pedalcyclists were killed and 51,000 injured throughout the country. 5.4% of the fatalities were attributed to the bicyclist not being visible, compared to 18.6% that were caused by a failure to yield the right of way. That year, 99 of the fatal accidents occurred in California.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the elderly bicyclist who was struck and killed in Garden Grove yesterday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this bicycle accident.
Additional information, including articles on injury and wrongful death claims and links to bicycle advocacy groups, is available to the public free of charge.
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