East Los Angeles, CA – Bicyclist Critically Hurt in Collision with DUI Driver at Intersection

East Los Angeles, CA (April 7, 2020) – A DUI crash involving a bicyclist left the latter with serious injuries on Monday evening, April 6th. According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of Eastman Avenue and 1st Street in East Los Angeles.

Authorities stated that an intoxicated driver struck a bicyclist at the intersection around 7:45 p.m. Emergency crews arrived at the scene where they found the cyclist down in the roadway and transported the victim to a local hospital.

The victim is currently being treated for injuries that have been classified as serious. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in California

Most cyclists who were struck and killed by motor vehicles were reported to be adult males over the age of 40, according to researchers. Nevertheless, bicycle accidents in California are notoriously prone to resulting in catastrophic or deadly injuries irrespective of the gender and age of the victim. Furthermore, severe injuries are an even more common outcome when a crash is triggered by an intoxicated or seriously negligent motorist.

At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured or lost a family member in a bicycle accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to schedule a free consultation today.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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