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Boyle Heights, CA (August 27, 2019) – An alleged hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured a bicyclist at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Calzona Street last Thursday night, August 22nd. Police have now identified the victim as 53-year-old Gabriel Lopez.
According to authorities, the accident occurred at an unspecified time while Lopez was riding his bicycle in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. As Lopez approached the aforementioned intersection, an unknown vehicle struck him and then fled the scene.
Paramedics were immediately called to the area where they transported Lopez to the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The victim spent four days hospitalized with multiple injuries.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with Gabriel Lopez and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, bicycle accidents in California have a tendency to lead to critical injuries and death. In fact, California had the most bicycle fatalities of any other state in 2012.
Unfortunately, serious and even fatal accidents can occur at any time, leaving victims and their loved ones with not only pain and suffering but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important to understand that you may likely have significant rights at this time.
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 been injured in a bicycle accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or leave us a message to schedule a free consultation today.
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