Huntington Beach: Bicyclist Richard Lauwers Struck by Drunk Driver, in Critical Condition
James E. Ballidis
Last Sunday at approximately 8:15 in the morning, 44-year-old bicyclist Richard Lauwers was riding on a trail along Pacific Coast Highway near Seapoint Avenue in Huntington Beach when 57-year-old Glenn M. Moore struck him with his silver Honda Accord. Moore had been racing with a 2006 BMW driven by 36-year-old Michael D. Roach when the two vehicles collided and rolled down the embankment adjacent to the trail, which is when Moore’s Accord struck Lauwers, who remains in critical condition. Police arrested Moore on suspicion of causing injury while driving under the influence, explains an Orange County injury attorney.
Huntington Beach accounted for 6 of the 62 fatal and 122 of the 1,492 injury motor vehicle traffic collisions involving alcohol that occurred in Huntington Beach in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions for that year. Recently, National Public Radio reported that alcohol-related traffic fatalities have increased.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Richard Lauwers, the bicyclist who was struck by the drunk driver last Sunday, a full recovery from his injuries.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Huntington Beach accident.
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