Bicyclist Killed in Car Accident in San Pedro
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (March 7, 2023) – Oscar Montoya, 51, died in a hit-and-run car accident while riding his bicycle on Pacific Avenue in San Pedro.
The fatal crash occurred about 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 4th as he rode northbound on Pacific Avenue, just south of Channel Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
At the same time, a driver in a small, light-colored car was heading northbound on Pacific Avenue and reportedly struck the victim. The bicyclist was thrown off the bike into the roadway.
Oscar Montoya Killed in Hit-and-run Crash
Meanwhile, the driver failed to stop and help Oscar Montoya. The person fled the scene, but there is no description of the suspect or vehicle at this time. Sadly, the bicyclist suffered major injuries and died before he could be taken to a hospital.
“I hope that the driver who did this has a change of heart and comes forward,” said Attorney James Johnson, founder of Johnson Attorneys Group. “This is a crime that has become widespread over the years in Los Angeles County and our cyclists and pedestrians are most often the victims.”
Finally, investigators with the LAPD’s South Traffic Division are asking witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to call them at 323-421-2500 or, after 6 p.m. at 323-421-2560 or 877-
Bicycle Accident Statistics in Los Angeles
The number of people injured or killed in bicycle accidents in Los Angeles County is staggering.
The Office of Traffic Safety reports some 2,601 people were injured or died in a collision between a bicyclist and a vehicle in 2020. They were among the 65,377 people who were injured or died in a collision in LA county. Furthermore, the area had 7,184 hit-and-run collisions resulting in injuries or deaths, down possibly due to the pandemic from 8,547 in 2017.
Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent anyone involved in this collision. However, for nearly two decades, our law firm has been helping people who are victims of traffic collisions and their families obtain justice. We are also a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). If you have legal questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-800-235-6801.
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