June 05, 2023
Long Beach, CA – Bicyclist Seriously Hurt in PCH Accident
Long Beach, CA (June 5, 2023) – Authorities in Long Beach were dispatched to the scene of a bicycle crash on Sunday evening, June 4th. The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway near Walnut Avenue.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the female victim was traveling eastbound when she crossed over into the opposite side of the road. As she entered the westbound of the highway, she was struck by an unspecified vehicle. The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition. Her name and age have been released at this time. The driver of the car remained at the scene and spoke with authorities during their investigation. No additional injuries were reported.
Police partially closed the road while they looked into the accident. Neither impaired driving nor distracted driving were believed to play a role in the crash. An investigation is underway at this time.
There is no additional information available.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the injured victim following this bicycle accident in Long Beach. We hope for a full recovery.
California Bicycle Accidents
California is a popular place for bicyclists. However, riding a bike in our state comes with a greater-than-normal level of danger. According to statistics, bicycle accidents make up approximately 4% of all reported traffic crashes in California. This number is about twice the national average. Between 2016 and 2018, 455 bicyclists were killed in California. In the last 15 years, the average number of riders killed each year has approximately doubled. Bicyclists are at high risk from drivers who are distracted, impaired, or otherwise not following traffic laws near the time of the crash. When an accident does happen it tends to be serious in nature due to the relative lack of protection for riders compared to other types of vehicles.
Immediately following a bicycle accident, it is common to experience overwhelming emotions and thoughts. If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in the accident, you may wonder if you will ever be able to regain your normal life. Additionally, you may be wondering about your legal rights. Under California law, an injured crash victim or their family can seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and possibly more following an accident. The rules surrounding these cases can be complex and confusing and should be handled by a skilled bicycle accident lawyer.
Our team at Madison Law Group can help when you have been affected by an accident. We assist clients in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the immediate surrounding areas. While a bicycle accident is a devastating experience, it does not have to define your life forever. If someone else was at fault for the crash, they should be held fully accountable for their actions.
Our firm is standing by to take your call now. We offer free consultations for all potential clients. To speak with a Long Beach bicycle accident lawyer, please contact us at the link above or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.