Seal Beach: Hit-and-Run Drunk Driver Struck, Injured Three Cyclists
Posted on Feb 06, 2012
On the morning of Saturday, February 4th, a suspected drunk driver struck and injured three cyclists in Seal Beach and then fled the scene. The hit-and-run accident occurred near Pacific Coast Highway west of Anderson Street. Authorities located the driver, 46-year-old Juli Ann Brown, of Anchorage, Alaska, in Huntington Beach on Monday and arrested her on suspicion of felony hit and run causing injury, felony driving under the influence, and multiple narcotics violations, explains a bicycle collision lawyer in Orange County.
Seal Beach accounted for none of the 12 fatalities and 13 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, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings. Placing in 1st is considered the worst. That year, Seal Beach ranked 13th out of 98 cities for bicyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three cyclists who were struck and injured by the hit-and-run driver a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Seal Beach accident.
Resources for accidents victims, including books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a bicycle collision lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596.