Carla Becerra ID’d as Woman Killed in Norwalk Bicycle Accident on San Gabriel River near Firestone Boulevard and Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California (February 21, 2020) – The woman who was killed earlier this month in an alleged hit-and-run accident in Norwalk has been identified as Carla Becerra, 31, of Lakewood.
The deadly crash happened on Saturday, February 1 on the San Gabriel River near Firestone Boulevard and Imperial Highway.
Authorities said Becerra was riding her bicycle on a trail along the San Gabriel River when she was hit by a motorcycle driven by Brandon Lindsley, 29, of Norwalk.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found Becerra lying unconscious near her bike along the trail. Paramedics took her to Coast Plaza Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Becerra was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Lindsley did not stop to render aid to Becerra and fled the scene.
Lindsley was arrested and charged with felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and hit-and-run resulting in death or serious injury, along with a special allegation of personally inflicting grave bodily injury.
The accident remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.