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Jesus Urbina Identified as Rider Killed in Bicycle Crash on Branford Street in Arleta

Jesus Urbina Killed in Arleta Bicycle Accident on Branford Street near Arleta Avenue

Arleta, California (January 21, 2020) – Authorities have identified Jesus Urbina, 36, as the rider killed in a Sunday night bicycle crash in Arleta, Los Angeles County.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on Branford Street at around 7:00 p.m. January 19, on Branford Street near Arleta Avenue.

Urbina was reportedly riding a bicycle northeast across Branford Street when he was struck by a speeding Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes driver was heading westbound in the right lane behind another vehicle when he reportedly sped into the left lane as he attempted to pass the slower car. The Mercedes hit Urbina in the process.

The Mercedes driver did not stop to render aid to the rider and he fled the scene.

Emergency crews along with medical personnel arrived at the scene and rushed the rider to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

No other details regarding this collision were released.

An investigation is underway. Any person with details concerning this crash is asked to call the LAPD Valley traffic division at 818-644-8022 or 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be submitted to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

“Far too many bicycle accidents are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, bicyclists 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.

Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.

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