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Torrance: Teenager Struck Several Cyclists, Critically Injuring Adam Rybicki


Posted on Apr 05, 2011

At about 7:15 a.m. last Sunday, a teenager struck several cyclists on a residential street in Torrance, critically injuring 49-year-old South Bay resident Adam Rybicki. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is currently in a coma. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the driver, 19-year-old Jaclyn Andrea Garcia, has been convicted of four traffic violations since 2009, two of them for speeding. Authorities arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence, explains a California personal injury lawyer


A total of 593 people were killed or injured in traffic collisions in Torrance in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics. Alcohol was a factor in 43 of the crashes, 3 of which were caused by a driver under the age of 21 years old. That year, 14 bicyclists were killed or injured in traffic crashes. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Adam Rybicki and the other cyclists injured by the teenage driver in Torrance last Sunday.


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this accident.


Additional information, including articles on bicycle accidents and books on the injury claims process, is 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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