Orange County bicyclist killed in accident

By |2022-01-05T19:39:11+00:00February 8th, 2019|

A bicyclist who was trying to cross the street in Aliso Viejo, a community in Orange County, California, died after a motorist struck and killed him. According to reports, the driver attempted to leave the scene of the accident.

However, witnesses were able to get a description of the vehicle that hit the bicyclist. As a result, police were able to track down both the suspect vehicle and the vehicle’s driver. Police arrested the suspect after locating him.

Authorities are continuing to investigate this fatal bike accident and have even asked for the public to come forward with information if they saw the accident or its aftermath.

Nevertheless, this story should serve as an important reminder to all drivers in Orange County that they need to be on the lookout for bicyclists, particularly since our part of the country has weather that is very suitable for biking most months of the year.

For example, bicyclist may walk their bikes or ride them through an intersection or within a pedestrian crosswalk. Bicyclists are naturally harder to see since they are on a small vehicle, but it is therefore all the more reason for drivers to slow down and pay attention.

If they do not do so, then they cause a serious or even fatal bicycle accident for which they can be held financially responsible.

Another aspect to this story is that the family of the bicyclist is lucky that police caught the driver. In many cases, families are left not knowing who killed their loved one because the responsible driver took off from the scene. Compensation may still be available in these circumstances, but obtaining it could take the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney.


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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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