San Francisco, CA – Gregory Blackman Dies in Bicycle Accident
San Francisco, CA (August 15, 2018) – A man riding his bicycle was killed on Tuesday evening in San Francisco. 65 year old Gregory Blackman was riding at the intersection of Turk and Taylor Streets in the Tenderloin district when the incident took place. Police say that Blackman was struck in the northbound lanes by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lanes.
Blackman was critically injured and transported to a trauma center, where he later died from his injuries. It is not clear exactly how this accident occurred. San Francisco police are currently investigating the crash but have not released any new information at this time. The vehicle driver has not been identified.
Southern California Bicycle Accidents
We extend our condolences to the family of Gregory Blackman.
There are many bicyclists across Southern California. With a population of nearly 4 million residents, Los Angeles is the second most populated city in the United States. This means that many types of pedestrians are out and about every day, including bicyclists. Drivers must remember to be alert for bicyclists during their daily travels. They should follow all rules of the road and exercise caution to avoid a crash. Similarly, the bicyclist must also observe traffic laws to lower their risk of being involved in a crash.
When a bicyclist is injured in a collision with a vehicle, the first question is whether negligence can be established. If the vehicle driver was negligent in hitting the bicyclist, then the bicyclist may have a claim for personal injuries. A personal injury claim includes compensation for injuries sustained in the crash, including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
The long-term effects of a bicycle accident may take the form of permanent and lingering injuries. Bicycle accidents tend to be more severe due to the fact that the bicycle offers little protection in case of a vehicle crash.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Los Angeles bicycle accident, you need a good attorney. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we treat each case with the care and compassion that it deserves. Our attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for you. For a free consultation, give us a call today at 310-954-7428.