[11-16-2021] Kern County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Bicycle Crash in Bakersfield

An unidentified female bicyclist was killed after a deadly traffic crash in southeast Bakersfield on Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021.

[11-16-2021] Kern County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Bicycle Crash in BakersfieldThe fatal bicycle crash took place in the 6601 block of Eucalyptus Drive, just east of Fairfax Road, at around 5:48 p.m.

The woman was riding her bicycle across the street when a blue Honda Civic suddenly struck her for unclear reasons.

The bicycle rider sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver that struck the woman remained at the scene and was cooperative with authorities. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.

The accident is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Bicycle Crash Statistics

Cyclists on the road are at risk of serious injury or death, particularly in congested areas. As of 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 840 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents, accounting for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities.

According to the latest data from the NHTSA, the number of bicycling fatalities in California is the highest in the country. From 2016 to 2018, there were 455 reported deaths of cyclists in California.

These accidents are most common in urban areas, where cars and bicycles come into contact daily.

Collisions between cars and bicycles primarily cause injuries and deaths to bicyclists in California. At least some of these accidents were caused by a driver who was distracted while behind the wheel or who did not yield the right of way.

Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorneys for Victims in Kern County

Riding a bicycle is a good alternative to riding a vehicle. It’s affordable, convenient, and environment-friendly. Unfortunately, riding a bike also comes with certain risks.

If you have lost a loved one in a deadly bicycle crash, it’s important to remember that you should not face this alone. Consulting a Kern County fatal bicycle accident attorney from Arash Law is a good first step to start your recovery process.

The victim’s family is urged to file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of their attorney while the investigation is ongoing.

The at-fault party’s insurance policy will cover medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering for the victim.

Our attorneys from Arash Law can file a claim on your behalf and communicate with the insurance company on your behalf to make things easier for you. Consult Arash Law about your legal options if you or a loved one is injured in a bicycle accident in California. Contact us by phone at (888) 488-1391 or by e-mail.

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