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Fountain Valley: Car Accident Left Cyclist Seriously Injured


Posted on Jan 12, 2012

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11th, a car accident left a cyclist seriously injured in Fountain Valley. At the intersection of Bushard Street and Talbert Avenue two sport utility vehicles collided, the impact sending one of them into a 29-year-old man on a bicycle who was waiting for the traffic signal to change. He suffered major trauma and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash; however, they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor, explains an auto accident attorney in Orange County. Witnesses are asked to contact the Fountain Valley Police Department’s traffic bureau at 714-796-7939. 

Fountain Valley accounted for none of the 12 fatalities and 42 of the 1,201 injuries suffered by cyclists in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, 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 similar populations. Those with the poorest records receive the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Fountain Valley ranked 7th out of 104 cities.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the cyclist who was seriously injured in the car accident yesterday a full recovery.

The Orange County Register originally reported this Fountain Valley collision.

Resources
for accident victims, such as 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 an auto accident attorney in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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