Tractor-trailer hits 18-year-old on bicycle, killing her.
On July 6, 2009, Decedent Sophia Medina, age 18, was riding her bicycle northbound on the sidewalk on the east side of Goodrich Boulevard in the City of Commerce. As she approached the intersection of Goodrich and Olympic Boulevard, Defendant Flynn was driving his tractor-trailer (in the course and scope of his employment for Pile Trucking, Inc.) northbound on Goodrich Boulevard and parallel to (or to the left of) Sophia.
Defendant Flynn made a right turn onto Eastbound Olympic and ran over Sophia who had entered the crosswalk on her bicycle either on a flashing pedestrian signal or a red light.
Defendant Alvin Flynn was negligent in making his turn too fast and he should have seen Sophia Medina riding her bike prior to reaching the intersection and starting his turn.
Decedent Sophia Medina was negligent in entering the crosswalk against a red light and she should have seen and kept track of Defendant Flynn before entering the crosswalk.
Plaintiffs sought general damages for the loss of their daughter’s love, comfort, companionship, society, affection, solace, advice, counsel, care, protection, and support.