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Man on bicycle killed on Downtown LA 110 Freeway off-ramp

Posted: December 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 9, 2022)– A man on a bicycle was killed on the 110 Freeway off-ramp in Downtown LA today.

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Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called at 12:51 a.m. to the Third Street off ramp of the northbound 110 Freeway where they learned the pedestrian appeared to have initially been riding a bicycle on the off ramp before he got off of it and was struck by the vehicle, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.

The driver stopped and contacted the CHP after hitting the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

A SigAlert was issued and the off ramp was closed while the CHP conducted an investigation.

We will continue to update this story with more information when it becomes available to us.

[via CNS]

Liability In Downtown LA 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 bicycle 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 the Downtown LA Bicycle Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man 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.

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