LONG BEACH, CA (November 14, 2022) – A bicyclist struck by a car earlier this month in Long Beach has died at a hospital, and police today sought the public’s help to find the hit-and-run motorist.
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Samuel Juarez Rivera, 71, of Long Beach was injured about 6:25 a.m. Nov. 4 at Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue, and he died on Sunday, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
“Through their preliminary investigation, detectives learned that the decedent was traveling northbound on a bicycle in the east crosswalk of Walnut Avenue at Anaheim Street when he was struck by a white sedan that was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street in the number one lane,” police said in a statement.
The driver failed to stop and fled the scene the scene traveling westbound on Anaheim Street,” police said. “At this time, it is unknown if speed, distracted driving or impaired driving were factors in the collision.
Detectives are working to determine if the sedan driver ran a red light at the time of the collision.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
Liability In Long Beach County 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 Samuel Juarez Rivera’s Bicycle Accident in Long Beach
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Samuel Juarez Rivera. 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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