Injuries Reported in South Los Angeles Bicycle Accident on Van Ness Avenue and West 67th Street
SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (July 28, 2022) – Saturday, Shakir Manners suffered injuries in a bicycle crash on Van Ness Avenue and West 67th Street.
The incident occurred on Van Ness Avenue and West 67th Street. As the muralist, Shakir Manners, rode his Super73 bike, a brown SUV hit him.
“As I’m kind of falling forward, the SUV rolls over my bike and my legs,” said Manners. “I slam my head on the pavement, I get dragged a little bit. And as I’m getting dragged, I see pedestrians telling the car, ‘Yo, stop! You hit someone!'”
“Everyone helped me to the side of the road. And when I was on the side of the road, I looked at my leg more closely. I saw that my bone was kind of coming out of my actual leg,” he added.
Officers described the driver as a female who stopped to help Manners. However, she fled and never identified herself.
South Traffic Division detectives handle the crash investigation.
What’s Next after South Los Angeles Bicycle Accident
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in incidents similar to the crash on Van Ness Avenue and West 67th Street, be a proactive driver. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including bicycle accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.