52-Year-Old Man Killed in Bicycle Accident on Pacific Coast Highway
The coroner’s office has identified the man who was killed in a bicycle accident on January 20th as Kelly Carrington.
The fatal crash occurred in Huntington Beach on Pacific Coast Highway at 11:20 p.m.
Per reports, Carrington was hit by a Lexus ES 350 while riding north on the highway.
It is unclear at this time what caused the car to hit the man.
Sadly, Carrington was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
Additionally, both occupants of the Lexus suffered minor injuries upon impact and were taken to a local hospital.
There was also a shut down of PCH for a period of time following the accident.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.