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UPDATE: Laguna Hills man on bicycle struck and killed by vehicle

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (September 9, 2022) – A man identified as 72-year-old Jeff Rosenthal was riding a bicycle when he was fatally hit by a vehicle today in Laguna Hills.

The man was fatally injured about 10 a.m. near Paseo De Valencia and Alicia Parkway, said Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Hylton. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

The motorist was questioned by authorities, and the investigation was continuing, Hylton said.

Paseo De Valencia was closed between La Paz Road and Alicia Parkway, a closure that was continuing early Friday afternoon, Hylton said.

Liability In Laguna Hills 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Jeff Rosenthal’s Laguna Hills Bicycle Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeff Rosenthal, the cyclist tragically killed in this collision. 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 Laguna Hills? Our team of Los Angeles bicycle accident 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 (844) 966-0965.


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