Orange, CA (September 21, 2020) – This past Sunday night, a fatal bicycle accident took the life of one three-year-old boy in Orange.
The wreck occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. near 1931 East Meats Avenue in a mobile home park. The three-year-old boy was riding his bike along the side of the roadway when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The factors leading up to the collision remain under investigation at this time.
The vehicle that struck the boy was identified as a pick-up truck.
CPR was performed on the boy by responding medical professionals, however, he lost his life at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the pickup, only identified as a woman, remained at the accident scene and cooperated with police.
The incident remains under investigation by local authorities.
No further information has been provided and no one involved in the accident has been identified.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in California
On average, California sees approximately 11,000 injuries per year that result from bicycle accidents. Additionally, over 100 people lose their lives annually in these incidents. Bicycle accidents tend to be more injurious than other types of traffic accidents due to bicyclists’ lack of protection from other larger, faster vehicles on the roadway. Bicyclists are some of the most vulnerable travelers present on the roadway at any given time, which means that awareness and caution should be taken at all costs when driving near them.
Drivers should always make eye contact with bicyclists and vice versa in the event that one needs to cross the other’s path. Failure to make eye contact could result in a collision that could end in injuries or death for the bicyclist. In 2018, 155 people lost their lives due to California bicycle accidents, and 11,116 more were injured.
Usually, bicyclists injured in traffic collisions require immediate and emergency medical treatment that can cost a fortune. They may also lose time at work due to being hospitalized for their injuries, which can cause further financial burdening and stress. In the event that you have been injured in a negligently caused bicycle accident in the Golden State, a bicycle accident attorney in California will be able to assist you in collecting full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses that may have resulted from your recent crash. You may be able to collect financial compensation in the form of pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of consortium, among other forms. This monetary assistance can help you get back on your feet, literally and figuratively, following a serious pedestrian crash.
If the absolute worst has happened and you have recently lost someone you love due to a California bicycle crash caused by negligence, contacting a Torrance wrongful death lawyer is your best bet in receiving financial compensation for your loss. You can collect monetary compensation in order to cover the funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, and other costs, damages, and losses that may have resulted from suddenly losing your loved one.
Call the attorneys at Agnew Brusavich today in order to speak with a skilled and reputable lawyer concerning your case. We have been in the business of providing injured accident victims and their families with just, full, and fair financial compensation for their injuries and losses for decades. We will tailor our approach to meet your every need and make sure that every aspect of your case is thoroughly investigated. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for theirs or their loved one’s injuries, especially when negligently caused. Call our California personal injury law firm at (310) 793-1400 in order to speak with an attorney regarding your own personal injury, wrongful death, or another type of case.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.