Pomona: BMW Struck, Killed Cyclist
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, a 2011 BMW sedan struck and killed a cyclist in Pomona, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling north in the 1900 block of South Garey Avenue, the driver of the BMW, 25-year-old Rick Kyujin Lee rear-ended a man in his 40s or 50s who was riding a bicycle. Emergency responders transported the cyclist to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities arrested Lee on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 694 people in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. Sixty-three of the victims were bicyclists. The OTS ranked Pomona 14th out of 55 cities for its incidence of accidents involving cyclists in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Throughout California, bicyclist fatalities increased 7 percent from 116 in 2011 to 124 in 2012.
When a driver causes a fatal accident, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the cyclist who was killed in this crash.