Long Beach, CA – Bicyclist Hit and Killed by Pickup Truck on Seventh Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Long Beach, CA (August 2, 2018) – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Seventh Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Thursday morning, according to a report filed by Long Beach Police. The fatal accident that reportedly took place primarily on Seventh Street was reported to have occurred at around 6:40 a.m.
The initial reports have stated that the bicyclist rode out from Gumbiner Park, west of Alamitos and was struck by the pickup truck while crossing northbound through Seventh Street. Paramedics were immediately called to the scene of the accident in order to provide aid to the severely injured victim. The male bicyclist was reportedly rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and was, unfortunately, pronounced dead a short time after his arrival.
Witnesses apparently told authorities that the driver of the pickup had the green light just before the accident. The driver remained at the scene in order to cooperate with police. No more information has been provided in regards to the cause of this fatal collision, and the name of the victim has not been released. Authorities are currently conducting a full investigation into all aspects of this accident.
We extend our heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family members of the victim during this devastatingly tragic time.
Long Beach Bicycle Accident
The investigation into this crash will remain focused on definitively establishing the cause, as well as who may be liable. While witnesses stated that the driver had the green light, it is unknown as to whether or not the bicyclist was already in the roadway, and a thorough investigation will comb through all the evidence before anything can be concluded. Depending on the findings of the investigation, the family members of the victim may be provided grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
We at Brady Law Group recognize that there is nothing nearly as devastating as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are here for you as we are immeasurably passionate about holding negligent drivers responsible for the pain and suffering they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle crash or other accident due to a negligent driver, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation 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.