Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bicycle Accident Kills Mom, Injures 14-year Old Son

The California Highway Patrol’s SWITRS reported that in 2006, there were no reported bicycle accident related deaths in Seal Beach. But the same was broken last week when a mother was killed and her 14-year old son suffered injuries.

The OC Register reported the accident.

The mom and her autistic son were said to be riding their bicycle when they were hit by a truck. The truck, a blue Ford, hit the mother and son and crashed into a eucalyptus tree on Lampson Avenue, east of Seal Beach Boulevard.

Cathy Busse was pronounced dead on Tuesday and was taken off life support on Wednesday.

Bicycle has become a common form of transportation in California besides cars. Tourists love it for sight seeing and health buffs like it to keep in shape. But because bike depends on human power, it has limited capacity like humans do.

Drivers on a motorized wheel oftentimes undermine, or ignore, bicycle riders. Because of this, bicycle accidents, when they occur, oftentimes end up badly.

If you have been injured while riding your bike without fault of your own but by the negligence of other drivers, you must pursue a personal injury claim.

Remember that you are protected under the law and a bicycle crash lawyer in California can help you.