Lancaster, CA – One Killed in Deadly Bicycle Accident on Avenue K nearby Stanridge Avenue
Lancaster, CA (August 25, 2018) – A male bicyclist was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle Saturday morning on Avenue K in Lancaster, according to a report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The fatal collision that was reported to have transpired on Avenue K, just east of Stanridge Avenue took place at approximately 6:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the bicyclist was rear-ended by a motorist who had veered into the bike lane. The man on the bicycle had been riding in the designated bicycle lane along Avenue K when the westbound vehicle struck him. The impact of the collision caused the rider to be ejected from his bicycle after the accident.
Emergency responders arrived on the scene immediately in order to assist the injured rider. The victim was promptly transported to a local hospital for treatment, but he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Officials from the sheriff’s department have stated that they have reason to believe alcohol and/or drugs may have been factors in the accident, although that cannot be confirmed at this time.
No more details were reported in reference to the cause of this incident, and the victims’ name has not been released at this time. Authorities are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the events that led to this accident.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers and our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the victim during this devastating and tragic time.
California Bicycle Accident and Wrongful Death
Due to the details stating that the victim was in the bike lane at the time of the crash, investigators will be looking into whether or not intoxication or other forms of negligent behavior played a role in the accident. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the family members of the victim may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
We at Brady Law Group understand that nothing is as traumatic as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are here for you as we are persistently devoted to holding negligent drivers responsible for the pain and devastation they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle or motor vehicle accident due to the actions of a negligent driver, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.