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Driver of car involved in bicycle accident flees the scene

The Los Angeles police are searching for a driver that struck a bicyclist and then sped away from the scene of the crash. The bicycle rider was struck at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 36th Street near Exposition Park.

The rider was said to be around 20 to 30-years old. He was taken to the hospital with what are described to be major injuries, but none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

It is disturbing that so many bicycle accidents occur in the Los Angeles area. It's incomprehensible that people are willing to leave the scene after such accidents occur. What these drivers are doing is basically allowing the injured people to fend for their selves. And delay in sending for medical assistance could prevent such individuals from ever fully recovering.

For individuals involved in bicycle accidents, personal injury attorneys can help the victims seek compensation for what has occurred. Though the personally directly responsible for what has occurred may not be located, there are still a number of other options available to these people to help assist in their recovery. For example, insurance companies may be required to compensate victims, but it often takes a skilled negotiator to get these businesses to provide adequate sums of money to meet all of the victim's needs.

Bicycle accidents often end in severe or disabling injuries for the victims. Even short hospitalizations can cost thousands of dollars, and these victims often have to take a number of weeks off from work to recover from what has occurred.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Police search for driver who hit bicyclist near Exposition Park," Nov. 23, 2012

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