The Southern California area sees bicyclists on and near roads year-round. That is one of the benefits of having beautiful weather all of the time. However, one drawback is that the Los Angeles area is notorious for having roads and highways that are jam-packed with motor vehicles, seemingly at all times. The combination of motor vehicles and bicyclists sharing the same space can result in deadly collisions.
That was the case in a recent accident, according to reports. During the late evening hours of November 7, a bicyclist in nearby Lancaster was struck by a motor vehicle, and the bicyclist died as a result of the collision. Although an investigation into this incident is reportedly ongoing, the initial reports indicate that the motor vehicle and the bicyclist were heading in the same direction on the same street, and that the motor vehicle, for some reason, struck the bicyclist.
There were no preliminary reports about what caused the collision, but law enforcement officials who responded to the scene apparently did not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor. The driver of the motor vehicle stayed at the scene and attempted to help the bicyclist. The bicyclist was transported to a hospital for medical treatment, where he was pronounced dead.
Any type of collision in which someone loses their life is a tragedy. This bicyclist may have left behind family members who depended on him. Those family members may be considering their legal options, even while they grieve the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit may be a possibility.