On Friday, February 19, 2022, around 7:42 a.m, along 17th Street and Oregon Avenue in Long Beach, Washington area, a fatal bicycle accident happened. The victim who was the cyclist was struck by a 59-year-old Long Beach city employee driving a Ford F250 truck southbound. Report says that a breach of a stop sign caused the accident.
The involved driver came to a complete stop at the scene and cooperated extensively with the authorities. On the other hand, paramedics’ best attempts, could not save the cyclist who was pronounced dead at the site.
The deceased’s identity is being suppressed pending notification of next of kin. Investigators are trying to figure out who is to blame. According to city officials, another city employee witnessed the crash.
Bicyclists, like motorcyclists, are equally vulnerable on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 30 percent of bicycle accident injuries are caused by being hit by a car. Furthermore, these injuries are frequently the result of the driver’s inattention.
Because of the numerous dangers that bicycles confront on the road, it is critical that they have the necessary safety equipment.