Fatal Bicycle Accident on Santa Monica Boulevard
A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle in Beverly Hills Thursday morning.
CHP reported that the incident occurred on April 21st at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.
The driver struck the bicyclist for unknown reasons early in the morning.
First responders rushed the cyclist to a nearby hospital where they were sadly pronounced dead.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Police also shut down both directions of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo Drive for a period of time.
An active investigation is underway.
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.