Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in West Adams at Hauser Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2022) – A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the West Adams area of Los Angeles, and authorities today sought the public’s help to find the motorist.
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The man, in his 50s, was injured about 11:35 p.m. Thursday at Hauser and Adams boulevards and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Information was not immediately available on the identity of the fatally injured man, who was homeless, police said.
No description was available of the vehicle or motorist. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.
Liability In West Adams Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating the Bicyclist Killed in the West Adams Area
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man tragically killed in this crash. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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