On December 31, 2022, a man on a bicycle suffered critical injuries in a train accident in Long Beach. Let’s explore the details of the news with Ehline Law and our personal injury attorneys.
At around 11:15 AM, the bicyclist rode westbound on spring street and went around the lowered railroad crossing arms near the intersection of Spring Street and Del Mar Avenue when he got hit by a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the crossing bicyclist suffered serious injuries after getting hit by a southbound train. The crash happened near the intersection of Spring Street and Del Mar Avenue.
The Long Beach Fire Department was the first to arrive at the accident scene and immediately transported the bicyclist to a nearby hospital due to critical injuries.
When the crash occurred, the LA Metro spokesman Rick Jager stated that the relevant authorities, including Long Beach Police Department, were investigating the incident. Long Beach police officials closed off Spring Street between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard for investigation purposes.
The metro train stopped after the accident until 1:15 PM before it resumed its routine services. Fortunately, passengers and crew members aboard did not suffer injuries from the crash.
In the “Bicyclist in a train accident on spring street in long beach” incident, a preliminary investigation suggested that the bicyclist rode westbound on spring street. It is easy to pin the blame on the cyclist, but it is also essential to conduct an impartial investigation into the accident.
Long Beach falls under California law, where partially responsible parties can also recover compensation for their loss.
The bicyclist could be partially responsible for the accident as they crossed the lowered railroad crossing arms, but the metro train company could also be liable. Maybe there were no visible warning signs.
Or perhaps due to a design flaw in the intersection of Spring Street and Del Mar Avenue, the bicyclist did not see the approaching train.
Ehline Law has more than 15 locations across California, covering many areas, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Pacific Coast Highway, and more.
Whether you’ve suffered injuries in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent train company or a hit-and-run driver, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation, as you may be eligible for compensation.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.