Oscar Montoya Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Pedro
San Pedro, CA (March 7, 2023) – Oscar Montoya (51) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash on Pacific Avenue in San Pedro. According to City News Service, the crash occurred around 12:40 am on Monday.
Oscar Montoya was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on Pacific Avenue in San Pedro.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist on Pacific Avenue in San Pedro.
The bicyclist was ejected from his bicycle and collided with the roadway. Paramedics later pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The coroner’s office recently identified the bicyclist as Oscar Montoya.
According to authorities, Montoya was riding his bicycle on northbound lanes of Pacific Avenue when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.
The driver reportedly fled the scene without stopping to render aid or identify themself.
If you have any information regarding the vehicle or the driver involved in this hit-and-run, you can contact the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500 or after 6 p.m. at 323-421-2560 or 877- 527-3257.
Anonymous tipsters can also submit an online tip on lapdonline.org.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in San Pedro, CA
More About Bicycle Accident Liability
When it comes to a bicycle accident, all states follow “side-of-the-road” rules. These indicate that bicycles must run on the right-most side of the road or bike lanes. However, they only need to abide by these rules if they run slower than auto traffic. States can have variations of “side-of-the-road” rules, combining them with other laws to protect bicyclists. However, bicyclists can leave the side of the road or bike lane if:
- they can keep up with moving traffic
- the lane is dangerously narrow
- making a left turn
- avoid road obstructions
Bicyclists can still be at risk regardless of their location on the road. They can get into collisions with moving vehicles or even parked ones. In addition to these rules, motor vehicles also have the responsibility to maintain a safe distance from bicyclists. Some bicycle accidents can stem from not having enough distance between the vehicle and the bicycle. In short, bicycles have just as much right to run on the road as any motor vehicle. Liability can depend on various details surrounding the accident. Luckily, a good bicycle accident lawyer can help you sort these out. Learn more about bicycle accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in San Pedro
In this case, the family members of Oscar Montoya can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Hit and Run Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Pedro, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Oscar Montoya.
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