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.