Bicyclist Critically Injured in Pacific Palisades Crash on PCH Tuesday
LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2019) – A bicyclist was critically injured after a traffic collision along Pacific Coast Highway in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood Tuesday, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The accident took place about 4:32 p.m. at 16064 West Pacific Coast Highway.
As per the article and a statement released online by the Los Angeles Fire Department, for an unknown reason a vehicle crashed into a parking lot on Pacific Coast Highway and rolled over.
The car then reportedly struck a bicyclist in the area.
Bicycle Rider Hit by Car in Pacific Palisades, Jan 8
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the rider suffering from severe injuries as a result of the crash.
The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. The name of the patient was not released.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle involved was apparently unharmed in the wreck. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the car involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or did not yield to the right of way party. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the car and the bicycle as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the family of the critically injured bicyclist may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.