Man Killed in Long Beach Bicycle Collision
32-year-old Gabriel Falcon fell victim to a bicycle collision in Long Beach on Saturday, May 21st.
Reports included that a Toyota Corolla struck the man around 12:15 a.m. within the westbound lanes of Anaheim Street.
Falcon was found unconscious and pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of the accident.
Anybody with information is advised to contact authorities at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Falcon.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.