Shortly before 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 41-year-old cyclist Paul Lin was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Newport Beach, reported the Orange County Register. While riding northbound on Marguerite Avenue, Lin turned left onto San Joaquin Hills Road and collided with a westbound vehicle. He suffered fatal trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities. The accident is under investigation.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident records indicate that 102 bicyclists were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in Newport Beach in 2010. The OTS compares the crash data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting with 1st place. That year, Newport Beach ranked 3rd out of 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury bicycle accidents.
Under California law, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a civil claim in order to hold the at-fault party liable for their loss. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process after a bicycle accident, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Paul Lin.