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Gardena: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Seriously Injured Cyclist Jesse Dotson


At about 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, a hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured 60-year-old cyclist Jesse Dotson in Gardena. The accident occurred in the 1000 block of El Segundo Boulevard. Emergency responders transported Dotson to an area hospital to receive treatment for head trauma. Authorities are searching for a dark-colored compact car with a shattered windshield, the driver of which is described as a Latino male in his 40s or 50s. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the bicycle accident, are asked to call Gardena police at 310-217-6183.

“Locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident resulting in injury can prove crucial to the victim’s ability to obtain compensation for recovery-related expenses,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.

Twelve bicyclists lost their lives or were injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Gardena in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Hit-and-run was a factor in 27 of the fatal and injury traffic accidents that occurred in the city that year, which the OTS ranked 8th out of 103 cities with populations of 50,001 to 100,000 for its incidence of such accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Jesse Dotson, the cyclist whom the hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured.

The Daily Breeze originally reported this Gardena bicycle accident.

Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California bicycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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