At about 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th, 35-year-old cyclist Romeo Jimenez-Zavaleta suffered major trauma during a collision with an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus in Laguna Hills. The bus struck Jimenez-Zavaleta while turning right onto Alicia Parkway from Paseo de Valencia. He was transported to a local hospital, where his injuries proved fatal. Authorities are investigating the bicycle accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
Laguna Hills accounted for none of the 12 fatalities and 8 of the 1,201 injuries suffered by cyclists in traffic accidents in Orange County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the number of bicyclists killed in crashes throughout the state decreased by 9.2 percent, from 109 fatalities in 2008 to 99 in 2009.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Romeo Jimenez-Zavaleta, the cyclist who suffered fatal injuries in the collision with the OCTA bus last Saturday.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Laguna Hills accident.
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