Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Teen Bicyclist Hit and Killed by Palmdale School Bus

9 days ago, my heart sunk. According to the California Highway Patrol an 18 year-old bicyclist was struck by a school bus and killed last Monday afternoon.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department school bus was carrying students when it struck the young man. There were no students injured in the incident that occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the vicinity of 55th Street East and Avenue R in Palmdale.

The 18 year-old, bike rider was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The California Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident.  As a bicycle accident attorney and rider, I can honestly say, this appears to have been an avoidable incident and someone is at fault in my opinion.

Sources:

CBS News



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