The higher the speed of a car, the higher the risk for a crash with a serious injury or fatality. According to a report from the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention, for every mile an hour increase in speed past the speed limit, the chance of an accident increases 3%.
In the last few months, the greater Los Angeles area has seen an epidemic in cars traveling at high rates of speed. Some of this seems to be linked to open highways due to California’s stay at home, however, speeding has been on the increase in the region long before the shutdown order was in place, and with this comes an increase in the risk for serious accidents.
Driver Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter for Death of Cyclist in High-Speed Crash
Police charged a 34-year-old man with vehicular homicide after a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. The collision happened at the intersection of Tennessee Street and San Bernadino Ave Thursday night, May 7, 2020. An off-duty ICU nurse treated the cyclist before EMS workers arrived.
The victim was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Police are still investigating the accident and more charges are possible.
Cyclist’s Injuries in High-Speed Crashes
Second only to pedestrians, cyclists make up one of the most vulnerable groups of people in a collision with a motor vehicle. This is because a cyclist has little protection and is often directly struck by a car or truck in an accident. Then the cyclist almost always is ejected from the bicycle and endures a second impact which can sometimes produce even more serious injuries.
At the Law Firm of Steers & Associates, we understand how vulnerable cyclists are, and we have seen the devastation that a high-speed collision can cause the victim of a motor vehicle crash. We feel that cyclists have just as much right to the road as motor vehicles, and we will stand behind any victim of a high-speed driver’s negligence to get them justice and fair compensation.
Some of the Injuries that we have seen with clients we’ve helped get compensation are:
- Traumatic Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Permanent Disability
- Loss of Vision
- Broken Bones
- Nerve Damage
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need to talk to an attorney right away to find out your rights under the law. Don’t talk to the insurance adjuster or their lawyers before you sit down and speak with an attorney.
Contact a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorney
The best thing to do when injured in a bicycle accident is to talk to Los Angele Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Even if you don’t hire one, you owe it to yourself to be advised of the law by an impartial professional. Then if you decide to get representation, choose someone who is experienced and understands the law.
Call the Law Firm of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of personal injury, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers.