March 18, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2023) – Officials in Los Angeles were dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a bicycle on Friday, March 17th. The crash occurred around 6:20 a.m. in the 8400 block of Lankershim Boulevard.
Police say that the victim was riding their bicycle on Lankershim when he was hit by a car. The car then fled the scene immediately after the accident took place. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The vehicle was described as possibly being a GMC truck. No year or model was provided. The road was partially shut down as investigators worked to clear the area. During this time, motorists were advised to avoid the area and to find an alternate route of travel if possible.
The accident remains under investigation at this time. There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles.
Fatal Bicycle Accident in Los Angeles
Bicycle accidents in Los Angeles can take place at any time. Bicycling is a popular activity for many residents in the city. On any given day, it is common to see bicycle riders on our streets and highways. A bicyclist is entitled to the same protection under traffic laws as all other motorists and individuals using the roadway. A very large number of bicycle accidents take place yearly in the city. According to statistics, there were nearly 1,800 injuries and approximately 20 fatalities caused by Los Angeles bicycle accidents in 2021. The odds of being injured in a bicycle crash are quite high. This is because bicycles provide little protection from the force and impact of a crash. Riders are extremely vulnerable to being seriously injured when they are struck by a car.
The facts and circumstances surrounding a Los Angeles bicycle accident are often in dispute. These crashes take place suddenly and unexpectedly. The driver may attempt to avoid responsibility by saying that they did not cause the accident. If there are no witnesses to the crash, police must conduct a thorough investigation in an effort to determine how the collision took place. In some cases, an expert accident deconstructionist must also be employed to determine the exact sequence of events.
At Madison Law Group, we have the experience necessary to handle difficult cases. We are extremely familiar with the law and how it applies to each type of injury accident. We are also familiar with the steps that must be taken to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve following a serious and tragic accident.
Our firm is here to speak with you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When you are in need of legal assistance and a tough and compassionate legal team, you can count on us. To schedule your time to speak with a bicycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles, please reach out to us at (310) 201-7676.