At about 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, a pickup truck struck and injured a 56-year-old cyclist in Malibu. While traveling northbound on Pacific Coast Highway, a 39-year-old motorist lost control of his Chevy truck near Webb Way, swerved onto the shoulder, and hit the cyclist. Emergency responders transported the cyclist to an area hospital. Authorities attributed the accident, in part, to the driver’s unsafe speed.
“When it is determined that a driver’s negligence caused or contributed to an accident, those who were injured may hold the driver liable for the cost of their recoveries through the injury claims process,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Malibu accounted for none of the 24 fatalities and 10 of the 4,199 injuries suffered by bicyclists in accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, bicyclist fatalities increased 13.2 percent, from 99 in 2010 to 114 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who was struck and injured.
The Malibu Times originally reported this accident.
Additional information on the personal injury claims process is 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.