A man was critically injured the evening of May 3, 2009 in a Los Angeles bicycle versus car accident, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. The rider, whom officials did not identify, was taken to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The bicycle accident victim was apparently heading east on Grand Avenue when he was hit by a car driven by 19-year-old Sal Yglesias of Chino Hills. Yglesias had been driving north on Reservoir Street at the time of the car accident. Pomona Police are investigating the cause of the car crash. If you have information or witnessed this bicycle accident, please call Sgt. Micahel Olivieri at 909-802-7741.
My heart goes out to this bicyclist who suffered critical personal injuries in this Los Angeles car collision. I wish him the very best and hope that he makes a quick and complete recovery.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there was one fatality and 47 personal injuries involving , bicycle accidents in Pomona. In Los Angeles County as a whole, there were 27 deaths and 2,902 personal injuries involving bicycle accidents in 2007.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there was one fatality and 47 personal injuries involving bicycle accidents in Pomona. In Los Angeles County as a whole, there were 27 deaths and 2,902 personal injuries involving bicycle accidents in 2007.
In this particular case, the newspaper report does not provide adequate information about how or why this car-bike collision occurred. In Pomona, Grand Avenue runs east and west, while Reservoir runs north and south. If this newspaper report is accurate, it appears that the bicyclist was riding across the street at the intersection of Grand and Reservoir to proceed north on Reservoir at the time of the bicycle-car collision. The question here would be who had the right-of-way at the intersection.
The family of the injured bicyclist would be well advised to consult with experienced California bicycle accident attorneys, who will determine the facts of this case, identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable. Skilled California personal injury attorneys will also be able to establish whether a dangerous condition at that intersection caused this bicycle versus car accident. If that is the case, the city could be held liable as well. Any claim against a governmental agency in California must be filed within six months of the accident.