March 20, 2023
Altadena, CA – Bicycle Crash on Woodbury Rd. at Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA (March 20, 2023) – Troopers with the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash involving a bicyclist in Altadena on Sunday, March 19th. The crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Woodbury Road near the intersection with Lincoln Avenue.
According to a report, the bicyclist was traveling on Woodbury Road when they were hit by a vehicle. The cause of the accident was not immediately released. Paramedics responded to the scene and provided treatment to the victim. After being treated at the scene, the rider was transported to Huntington Hospital, where they were treated for serious injuries. The full nature and extent of the injuries were not immediately clear. No one else was hurt in the accident.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. The accident is still under investigation at this time. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well wishes to the injured bicyclist following this crash in Altadena. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accident in Altadena
According to the CDC, bicycle accidents in the United States affect thousands of people every year. Each year, approximately 130,000 people nationwide are hurt in bicycle crashes. Approximately 1,000 people will lose their lives. Unfortunately, Los Angeles County also reports its share of bicycle accidents. Since 2017, the County has reported an average of 3,400 crashes involving bicyclists each year. Recently, the number has been declining, but many individuals are still affected. It is estimated that well over half of all California bicycle accidents will end with serious injuries for the victim. These crashes can also be fatal in nature and can claim innocent lives.
A bicycle accident in California should be taken seriously. Due to the often catastrophic nature of the injuries sustained, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights. California law provides bicycle accident victims with a possible remedy when they have been injured in a crash involving another vehicle. The facts of a California bicycle accident are often disputed. The driver of the vehicle in question will likely have a different story than the bicyclist or other witness. Authorities must carefully investigate the crash in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible.
Here at Madison Law Group, we understand the difficulties that you are going through at this time. There is certainly nothing more devastating than having a close family member seriously hurt in a tragic crash. During this time period, you should have an attorney by your side who understands the law and will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our firm offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When we take your case, there is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To speak with an Altadena bicycle accident attorney, please contact us at the link on our website or call us at (310) 201-7676.