Bicyclist killed in Tujunga Canyons after colliding with car
TUJUNGA CANYONS – (April 30, 2022) A cyclist involved in an accident with another vehicle was killed on Saturday.
Supervisor Peters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported that the accident took place around 12:45 P.M. around the 21500 block of Sand Canyon Road.
Unfortunately, there are no other details regarding the accident at this time. The case is still being investigated while we wait for the release of names, cause of the accident, etc.
Liability in Tujunga Bicycle Accidents
All drivers are legally obligated to exercise 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 A Tujunga Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of victim of this bike accident. 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.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in the Tujunga Canyons? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.