Fatal Accident on 110 Freeway near Avenue 60
An unidentified 37-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle in Highland Park Thursday morning.
The incident occurred just after midnight on February 17th within the northbound lanes of Arroyo Seco Parkway.
Reports included that a Toyota Camry struck the cyclist on the freeway for unknown reasons.
Unfortunately, the rider died at the scene of the crash.
There is no other information that has been provided at this time.
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.