April 24, 2023

Orange, CA – Fatal Bicycle Crash on Champan Ave. near Hamlin St.

Orange, CA - Fatal Bicycle Crash on Champan Ave. near Hamlin St.

Orange, CA (April 24, 2023) – A bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Orange on Saturday, April 22nd. The accident was reported just before 11:00 p.m. at the intersection of East Chapman Avenue and Hamlin Street near Rancho Santiago Boulevard.

According to police, a man on a red bicycle was riding on East Chapman Avenue when he was struck by a black Honda Pilot SUV in front of the Rancho de Mendoza Market. Paramedics rushed to the scene and treated the injured bicyclist. Sadly, the rider succumbed to his injuries prior to being transported to the hospital. The driver of the Honda Pilot remained at the accident scene and cooperated with authorities. There were no additional injuries reported due to the crash. The bicyclist was not immediately identified.

Officials are still conducting an investigation at this time. There is no additional information regarding the crash, and it is unknown if any charges will be filed.

We would like to offer our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal bicycle accident in Orange.

California Bicycle Accidents

California is a popular place for bicyclists. With a temperate climate and inviting topography, many residents and tourists are out and about on their bicycles on a daily basis. However, riding a bicycle comes with many known risks. Last year, nearly 150 riders were killed in California bicycle accidents, and thousands more sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity. A bicycle crash takes place very suddenly and unexpectedly. Unfortunately, bicycle collisions usually result in severe injuries due to the fact that the rider is completely unprotected from the impact of the accident.

Every bicycle crash will be closely investigated by police. However, this does not mean that a victim will receive immediate vindication. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is estimated that 3 out of 4 drivers involved in bicycle crashes will not receive a citation for their role in the collision. Therefore, it is usually up to the victim or their family member to pursue a legal claim for compensation. In order to obtain justice, it is necessary to speak with an experienced California bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

At Madison Law Group, we know what it is like to go through a serious collision. For many years, our skilled and dedicated legal team has handled the most difficult, emotional, and complex injury claims. To date, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and their family members. We know that you are in need of compensation to offset many of the sudden and unexpected expenses that you are now facing. That is why we work diligently to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our firm always provides free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will explore your case in detail ad help to come up with a winning strategy. To speak with an Orange bicycle accident attorney, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.