Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorney Discusses DUI Driver’s Arrest
Bicyclist Killed in DUI, Hit-and-run Crash in Huntington Beach California
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Feb. 21, 2014) – Bicyclist Matthew Liechty, 37, was killed by a suspected DUI, hit-and-run driver late Wednesday night in a crash at the intersection of Edwards Avenue and Ellis Street, according to a report by the Huntington Beach Police Department.
About 11 p.m. on Feb. 19, police say the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry was heading southbound in the same direction as the cyclist when the rider was struck in the bike lane.
The driver, Antonio Magdaleno Jr., 29, of Oxnard was subsequently arrested by police after they first found his front tire near the scene of the crash and then the rest of the vehicle further away. The vehicle showed damage believed to be consistent with hitting a bicyclist.
Magdaleno, who was not injured in the crash, is being held on charges of DUI and felony hit-and-run causing death.
Liechty is a former employee of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the OC Register reported.
Witnesses are asked to contact Huntington Beach Police Investigator Tai Huynh at 714-536-5670 or Robert Barr at 714-536-5666.
“The family of this man may find justice in both criminal and civil court, but nothing will ever replace him,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Our prayers go out to them as they try to piece together what happened and come to terms with his sudden loss.”
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Bicyclists are especially vulnerable on our roadways, but more so in Huntington Beach where they are often victims of drunken drivers. Motorists often veer into bike lanes or cut bicyclists off causing serious injuries or even death.
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