[12-24-2022] Sacramento County, CA – Bicyclist Killed in North Sacramento Christmas Eve Car Crash

[12-24-2022] Bicyclist Killed in North Sacramento Christmas Eve Car CrashAuthorities reported that a bicyclist was killed following a vehicle collision in Sacramento on early Saturday evening, December 24, 2022.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Auburn Boulevard south of Madison Avenue in North Sacramento.

The bicycle rider was struck by an SUV in an area that was reported to be heavily traveled for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Due to the deadly crash, the nearby roads were closed, but CHP reported that they reopened roughly an hour afterward.

CHP officials said the crash was not thought to have been caused by either alcohol or drugs as their investigation continued.

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Fatal Bicycle Accident Statistics

Lawmakers and law enforcers in the United States may be doing their best, but bikers still face a high danger of physical damage or even death. Over 800 cyclists were killed in the United States last year. The majority of these deaths can be attributed to California.

In 2018, there were 50,000 fewer bicycle accidents than there were in 2017. The number of bicycle accidents decreased by 12% from 2000 to 2001, but fatalities increased.

The rate of fatalities among bicyclists is highest in California, at 4.4 per 100,000 residents. The National Bicycle Safety Foundation reported 145 deaths and 11,116 injuries involving bicycles in California in 2017.

You are taking a risk every time you ride your bike. When drivers routinely ignore posted speed limits and pass bicyclists without giving them enough room, they endanger everyone on the road. The potential for harm and perhaps death increases proportionally.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Sacramento

One can seek compensation for injuries or loss of life in the event of a bicycle accident in California. As a result of another person’s carelessness, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for compensation for your injuries.

During your free consultation, one of our attorneys will review your legal options with you and alert you to anything that may lessen the amount of money you receive in a settlement.

Our trusted and award-winning bicycle accident attorneys in Sacramento have extensive experience advocating for accident victims. Our clients have been awarded compensation totaling $500 million.

Contact (888) 488-1391 or click the “Do I Have a Case?” on our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

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