James E. Ballidis
At about 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th, a minivan struck and critically injured two bicyclists in Lancaster. While crossing the intersection of Avenue L and 4th Street West, the van was struck by another vehicle, the impact sending it into a group twenty cyclists. Although the riders were all wearing helmets, one of them sustained major head trauma and another was seriously injured. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses call 661-948-8466, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Lancaster accounted for 1 of the 22 traffic-related fatalities and 36 of the 3,714 injuries suffered by bicyclists in Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). Nationwide, 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 injured in crashes in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two people who were struck and critically injured last Saturday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this bicycle accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury 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.
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