At around 5:47 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, a male cyclist in his 40s was killed in a collision with a Foothill Transit bus in Pomona, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred in the 900 block of White Avenue between Orange Grove and Holt avenues. Emergency responders transported the rider to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities are investigating the collision. The Foothill Transit Authority’s spokeswoman offered her condolences to the family of the bicyclist on behalf of the agency.
In 2010, bicyclists accounted for 63 of the 694 people who were injured or killed in traffic accidents that occurred in Pomona, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS compares the crash data of cities with populations of a similar size, ranking those with the poorest records the highest. In 2010, Pomona ranked 14th out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes involving cyclists.
When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent motorist in order to hold that person civilly liable and to be compensated for their loss. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact our office through our website form.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the cyclist who was killed in the collision with the bus.