Hit-and-run accidents plaguing Los Angeles bicyclists

By |2022-01-05T19:37:23+00:00April 28th, 2018|

A 60-year-old man is the latest victim in a rash of hit-and run-accidents involving bicyclists riding in the South Los Angeles area. The man died after being hit by two vehicles in broad daylight. One vehicle did not stop, and the other was never clearly identified.

This most recent accident comes on the heels of another deadly hit-and-run in which a young man, only 22 years old, did while riding his bicycle at another intersection in the area. The person who hit the young man, who was driving a Porsche SUV, has yet to be located. The young man’s mother is asking for the person who hit her son to do the right thing and come forward.

In addition to these two accidents, there were reportedly three other people, including two bicyclists, who died in hit-and-run accidents across the greater Los Angeles area. It was also reported that at a vigil service and bike ride for the 22-year-old man, another cyclist got hit by a driver who then left the scene of the accident. Thankfully, in that case, the cyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening. They did, however, require a trip to the hospital.

For the sake of the people and families involved, one can hope that those responsible for these bicycle accidents are located. This is not only important so they can face appropriate criminal charges, it will also give victims the opportunity to pursue compensation from these people for their losses. If, however, they are not located, these victims may have other options for recovering compensation. An experienced California personal injury attorney with knowledge of bike accidents can be very helpful in this respect.

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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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