Bicyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in LA County

By Joseph Low on August 9, 2013 - Comments off

Police are still searching for the driver of a silver convertible Ford Mustang who struck a 38-year-old bicyclist at an intersection in Northridge and then sped off. The bicyclist was taken to the nearest hospital where he died a few hours later.

According to police, the biker was crossing the intersection at Plummer St. and Winnetka Ave. around 9 pm when he was struck by a car. Using surveillance footage from the scene, police were able to identify the vehicle believed to be connected to the accident, which had been abandoned just a few blocks away.

The maximum penalty for a fatal hit-and-run collision in California is up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. However, the aftermath of a fatal bike accident goes well beyond simply punishing the at-fault party. For the victim’s family, recovery can be an unending process of struggling with the loss of consortium after a loved one dies, as well as the financial impact of funeral costs and the loss of the loved one’s wages.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, you deserve answers as well as reimbursement for the economic and non-economic losses you have suffered. At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, our experienced Los Angeles County bicycle accident attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and fight to hold the at-fault parties responsible on your behalf. Contact us online or by calling (888) 454-5569 for a free and confidential consultation.

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