Ayomipo Lawal Killed in Bicycle Accident at 17th Street and Oregon Avenue in Long Beach
Long Beach, California (February 23, 2022) – According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, 22-year-old Ayomipo Lawal was the bicyclist who died after he was struck by a Long Beach city vehicle Friday.
The incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. at 17th Street and Oregon Avenue.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, Lawal was traveling westbound on 17th Street and failed to stop for a stop sign at Oregon Avenue. The Long Beach cyclist was then struck by a Long Beach city Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by a 59-year-old man southbound on Oregon Avenue.
Lawal was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 59-year-old city employee remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
The crash is under investigation.
Californians are increasingly using bicycles to commute, for exercise or leisure. This means that more bicyclists are exposed to the risk of being involved in traffic collisions. All bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles operators. When a crash happens between a bicycle and a vehicle, it is more likely that the cyclist will be injured.
What Happens After a Bicycle Accident?
When a crash occurs involving a bicycle and a vehicle, authorities will investigate and write a report about the accident.
Insurance companies will use the police report and other materials as evidence when handling any claim filed by a victim.
Insurance companies make money by reducing claims payouts or declining to pay. As an ordinary citizen, you may not have the necessary negotiations skills and knowledge about insurance claims. It is, therefore, important to involve a professional personal injury attorney
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