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Bicyclist Hit, Killed by Vehicle near Yorktown Avenue and Vasile Circle in Huntington Beach

Man Killed in Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident near Yorktown Avenue and Vasile Circle

Huntington Beach, California (April 2, 2020) – A bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday night in Huntington Beach, according to a local news source.

The fatal crash happened at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, near the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Vasile Circle.

Authorities said a man was riding his bicycle near the Huntington Beach intersection when, for unknown reasons, he was struck by a silver 2016 Honda Pilot driven by a 46-year-old Huntington Beach resident.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found the bicyclist unresponsive in the roadway. He sustained major internal injuries and was declared deceased at the crash site. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.

The Honda Pilot acquired front-end damage in the crash and was found parked near the scene of the collision. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.

The accident remains under investigation. Huntington Beach police Accident Investigator A. Turner asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 714-536-5670.

“Far too many bicycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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