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Long Beach, CA (December 10, 2019) – The driver of a stolen vehicle struck and seriously injured a bicyclist on Sunday evening, December 8th. The crash took place around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Gardenia Avenue, in the vicinity of Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus.
Authorities stated that the male victim was riding a bicycle across the intersection, west of Cherry Avenue in Long Beach, when he was struck by the vehicle. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.
The vehicle involved was reported stolen before the incident and police recovered it in a nearby alleyway. Police are searching for the suspect as part of their investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
A pedestrian is hit and killed by a motor vehicle nearly every two hours throughout the U.S., according to statistics. Moreover, pedestrian accidents in California were determined to make up 11 percent of all car accident-related fatalities throughout the state. Such serious injuries are due to the sheer helplessness of the pedestrian, as well as the actions of blatantly reckless drivers.
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 lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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