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Redondo Beach: Cyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Turning Vehicle

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Shortly before 8 a.m. on Friday, February 15, a male cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a turning vehicle in Redondo Beach. While traveling southbound on Catalina Avenue, a driver turned left onto eastbound Carnelian Street and into the path the bicyclist. The rider struck the side of the vehicle, suffering broken bones and, possibly, head injuries, from the impact. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash. 


“When a cyclist is injured in a collision for which he or she was not at-fault, the cyclist may file a personal injury claim against the negligent party for recovery-related expenses,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis. 


Redondo Beach accounted for 1 of the 24 fatalities and 30 of the 4,199 injuries suffered by bicyclists in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Redondo Beach ranked 19th out of 103 cities for bicycle safety.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who was injured in the collision with the turning vehicle. 


The Beach Reporter originally reported this Redondo Beach crash.


Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California bicycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

Category: Bicycle Accidents

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