Tragedy struck yet again on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California recently. The accident involved a bicyclist and a car. The wreck occurred at about 7 p.m. a few weeks back, and it left the bicyclist with terrible, and ultimately fatal, injuries. The bicyclist was traveling north along the Pacific Coast Highway and he was struck from behind by a car. The driver of the car initially fled the scene of the accident, but eventually returned and cooperated with police.
The crash is being investigated and there are no signs that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. This was at least the eighth fatal accident in Santa Monica this year, and in the past two years, there has only been one fatal pedestrian accident each year. We are clearly seeing a trend when it comes to road and public safety, and it isn’t trending in the right direction.
This story is a sad reminder that the road is a dangerous place and that there is significant evidence showing that accidents are becoming more common and more deadly. Bicyclists and pedestrians need every protection that they are afforded, and it is scary to see the roads descend into such an unsafe place.
When pedestrians and bicyclists are involved in a crash, they are likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries. They need legal help if their wreck occurred under wrongful or negligent circumstances.