[09-16-2020] Los Angeles, CA – Bicycle Crash in Compton Kills One Person

A 40-year-old man identified Terrence Coleman was killed after his bicycle was struck by a passing vehicle in Compton on Wednesday night, September 16.

[09-16-2020] Los Angeles, CA - Bicycle Crash in Compton Kills One PersonThe fatal collision occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. in Rosecrans Avenue, on the west side of Aprilia Avenue. Local authorities found the victim unresponsive on the road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the victim was struck by a 2008 Honda Element in a poorly lit area on Rosecrans Avenue. The Honda attempted to change lanes, he was unable to see the bicyclist and struck him from behind. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.

Fatal Bicycle Crash Investigation is Underway

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the fatal crash. Bicycle riders are vulnerable to the dangers on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 840 cyclists were killed in 2016, accounting for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Bicycle crashes often happen in urban areas, where cars and bicycles interact the most. Cars hitting bikes is the leading cause of bicyclist injuries and deaths throughout the state. Common reasons for this are drivers failing to yield the right of way, running a stop sign or red light, or not paying attention enough on the road and texting while driving. Drunk driving and careless driving can also lead to a fatal bicycle collision.

Although motorists would often escape unharmed, the bicyclists suffer the most from these types of accidents as they can sustain significant injuries or even potentially die. When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal bicycle accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources to help prove the negligence of the liable party. All contributing factors, such as road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting, should be considered and thoroughly examined.


Los Angeles Wrongful Death Claim for Victims of Fatal Bicycle Accidents

It can be quite devastating and stressful to deal with a loved one’s sudden loss due to a fatal bicycle accident. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has caused them.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.

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If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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