At about 7:30 a.m. this morning, four bicyclists were riding westbound on Mulholland Drive when the 81-year-old driver of an Audi A-4 made a left-hand turn from the eastbound lane and struck them. Three of the cycling accident victims sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center; the fourth cycling accident victim suffered minor injuries. The accident is currently under investigation, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Cycling accidents often occur when a driver is attempting to make a turn and either does not see the bicyclist or underestimates the time in which it will take for the bicyclist to reach the intersection, explained a California injury lawyer. Multiple Newport Beach cycling accidents have occurred since July 2009, the majority of which have been attributed to dangerous turning.
We hope that the injured bicyclists mentioned in this story will make a full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families during this difficult time.
After an accident, if you have questions about your rights and options and would like to speak with a California injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.