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Los Angeles, CA- Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash at Vernon Ave & Compton Ave

Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2019)- KTLA News reported an accident that injured a 45-year-old male bicyclist on Thursday around 5:20 am in the Central-Alameda area of Los Angeles.

The accident occurred as the man was bicycling east on Vernon Avenue towards the Compton Avenue intersection. A white 2017 Toyota Corolla rear-ended the bicyclist, knocking him from his bike onto the road.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was brought into the ICU. He reportedly sustained severe injuries. His name and current condition are unknown.

The driver of the car that hit the bicyclist fled the scene. The suspect, Jose Miguel Mendez Lopez, was using the car to run an errand. The car owner told police that Lopez contacted her after the accident to say he was hiding at an undisclosed location.

Descriptions of Lopez note that he is 35 years old, with brown eyes and black hair. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. The license plate on the car he was driving is 7ZAK929.

Anyone with information about the case or Lopez’s whereabouts should contact the Los Angeles police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured bicyclist and his family at this time as we continue to pray for a complete recovery.

Rear-End Bicycle Crashes

Being in a rear-end type car crash can be terrifying. This common type of car accident has the potential to cause whiplash and other painful injuries. Being rear-ended by a car while on your bike is even more dangerous. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists’ Every Bicyclist Counts report noted that rear-ending crashes account for 40% of fatal bike crashes. This kind of accident can lead to head injuries, facial fractures, and broken bones throughout the body.

Drivers are responsible for looking out for bicyclists. In an accident between a vehicle and a bicycle, the bicycle is likely to sustain far more damage than the vehicle. If you or someone you know was injured in a bicycle accident, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced accident attorney. The personal injury lawyers at the Brady Law Group have been fighting for the rights of bicyclists for over two decades. Call us at 866-478-6483 for a free consultation.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.

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