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1 bicyclist killed, 1 badly injured in California bike accident

 1 bicyclist killed, 1 badly injured in California bike accident

Distractions while driving were not uncommon before California drivers had phones in their cars. Drivers took their eyes off the road to retrieve dropped items, change radio stations or daydream. Those momentary diversions still happen, but today, drivers are also tempted by electronic devices.

The Tribune reported a 62-year-old Los Angeles bicyclist was killed and a second bike rider was severely injured, in a recent collision with a sport utility vehicle. The pair was riding on the shoulder of a road near Paso Robles, when the fatal bike accident occurred. Authorities claim the teen driver responsible for the crash was distracted.

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Los Angeles County fatal bike accident case takes new turn

 Los Angeles County fatal bike accident case takes new turn

Discovery is a legal process that occurs before a trial begins. This allows parties on both sides of a dispute to know what evidence and witnesses are likely to be presented during a trial. The exchange of relevant case facts prevents unexpected disclosures during the trial.

The family of a high-ranking Napster executive, who died in a bicycle accident in December, is hoping the discovery process during a wrongful death lawsuit will provide answers. The family wants to know more about the police car that struck the bicyclist and information from the fatal accident scene. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apparently has not complied with the family's requests.

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No charges against California teen driver who fled bike accident

 No charges against California teen driver who fled bike accident

Criminal charges aren't filed following some Los Angeles motor vehicle accidents, because investigators cannot produce evidence a driver broke the law. It's not uncommon to read a driver was cited for a traffic infraction but not charged with a crime, even after a crash involving serious injuries or a fatality. Civil courts assess accident claims differently, basing decisions on proof of negligence.

A 19-year-old Laguna Beach man was taken into custody, questioned and released. The unidentified teen was not cited or charged, although police stated the driver left the scene in a Toyota Prius after being involved in a bicycle accident. Reports didn't say whether police were considering charges following the completion of the investigation.

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California bicyclist hurt by fire truck may have misread signals

California bicyclist hurt by fire truck may have misread signals

Federal and state sovereign immunity laws protect governments from liability. Exceptions include a government's decision to waive immunity.

Los Angeles victims of traffic accidents caused by public employees may receive compensation for their injuries and financial hardships. The terms and conditions of liability laws that apply are usually restrictive, however. Any claim against the state of California or one of its entities is a dispute that requires sound legal advice.

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Former Amazon CFO dies in California bicycle accident

 Former Amazon CFO dies in California bicycle accident

A California bicycle accident took the life of Amazon's first Chief Financial Officer, Joy Covey.  Though wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the injuries were described as being so severe that the 50-year old woman was unable to recover.

Ms. Covey was riding a bicycle along a rural road and traveling downhill when the accident occurred.  A California Highway Patrol Officer stated that a minivan turned directly in front of her bicycle resulting in the collision.  Though the driver did not receive a citation at the time this story was reported, police indicated that investigation would continue.

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