Bicycle accidents don’t just involve children taking a tumble. Serious accidents involving bicycles occur more frequently than you might realize. In fact, according to a story in the L.A. Times, in 2014, the Governors Highway Safety Association commissioned a report which showed that California led the nation in the number of cycling accidents that resulted in death.
Bicycle Accident News
Throughout the entire United States, the number of bicycle accidents that occur every year is staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that stated, in 2015 alone, over 1,000 bicyclists died, and there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries. Though the 2014 and 2015 statistics are now several years old, bicycle accidents continue to make headlines, especially in California.
In April 2018, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that a college professor was killed in the Flinn Springs area while cycling. The female driver who hit him had fallen asleep at the wheel. Even though Professor Brian Jennings was wearing a helmet at the time, his injuries were too severe, and he later died at an area hospital.
In March 2018, KTLA News in Los Angeles reported that Cole Micek was riding his bicycle in Long Beach when fatally struck by two drivers who then fled the scene. The 24-year-old’s tragic death came as a shock to his family and friends. Micek’s uncle told reporters that his nephew was a “loving, energetic young man.”
What To Do
When a vehicle hits a cyclist, the resulting injuries can be severe or even fatal. Medical and funeral costs pile up and can plunge you and your family into emotional, financial, and physical crisis.
If you’ve suffered in any way due to a severe bicycle accident, please contact the Law Office of Gary Brustin today to find out your rights. Mr. Brustin, a cyclist himself for more than 45 years, is a California-based personal injury lawyer. His law practice is limited to strictly cycling cases, and he has handled over 1,000 bicycle accident cases in his career.