Friday, November 30, 2012

Tragic Bicycle Accident Claims the Life of Redwood City Teenager

Redwood City residents are mourning the loss of Woodside High School student Leyla Beban. Leyla was involved in a tragic bicycle accident while on her way to school at approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 26, 2012.

Redwood City Police Department officials have indicated that Leyla was struck by a pickup truck as she was turning onto southbound Alameda de las Pulgas from Jefferson Avenue. Immediately following the accident, Leyla was transported to Stanford Hospital where she was pronounced dead. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the Beban family in their time of immeasurable grief.

Teachers, classmates, and friends remembered 14-year-old Leyla as an ambitious, open-minded, kind person. A tree on the Woodside High School campus where Leyla and her friends would often meet was decorated with paper flowers and messages. Mourners also left flowers and stuffed animals at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas.

Redwood City Police Detectives are investigating the cause of this accident. Some common causes of bicycle accidents include: unsafe lane changes, motorists slamming on the brakes, left turns in front of an oncoming bicycle, inattentive motorists, and aggressive motorists who refuse to share the road with bicyclists. The driver of the pickup truck can be held liable for this terrible accident if driver negligence is found to have contributed to this bicycle accident.
A fatal or severe bicycle accident is a terrible tragedy that no family should be forced to endure. In an instant lives can be lost and families can be torn apart. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP we understand the hardship associated with the loss of a loved one in a bicycle accident. Our dedicated legal team is committed to helping bicycle accident victims and their families move on with their lives. Although there is no amount of financial compensation that can replace a lost loved one, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys fight tirelessly to get bicycle accident victims and their families the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bicycle accident call our office for a free consultation. Our experienced legal team will provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights. All bicycle accident victims deserve an experienced bicycle accident attorney to fight for them.


  1. These types of accidents are terrible. You only wish that everyone could contact a pedestrian accident lawyer. In Las Vegas, it's almost a must have. There are so many accidents.

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