[04-08-2021] Contra Costa County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Bicycle Crash in Martinez

An unidentified person was killed after a fatal traffic collision involving a bicycle in Martinez on Thursday morning, April 8.

[04-08-2021] Contra Costa County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Bicycle Crash in MartinezThe deadly accident took place in the 1800 block of Arnold Drive in Martinez at approximately 8:00 a.m.

The bicyclist collided with an unspecified vehicle for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the crash have not been established.

The bicyclist was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Alcohol and drugs were not considered as factors in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Fatal Bicycle Accident Statistics

California law classifies bicycles as vehicles. Therefore, bicyclists must behave as they would when driving a motor vehicle. They must obey roadway rules, including stopping at red lights and riding in the same direction as traffic. In turn, this also means that bicyclists also have the same rights as other vehicles.

Unfortunately, motorists often disregard bicyclists’ rights and ride too closely or try to pass them when it is unsafe to do so. This leads to serious injuries and deaths.

California is not as bicycle-friendly as other states. The golden state is actually one of the most dangerous places for bicyclists.

California leads the nation in the number of bicycle fatalities per year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 455 cyclists in California died from 2016 to 2018.

Contra Costa County Wrongful Death Claim for Victims of Fatal Bicycle Accidents

It can be quite devastating and stressful to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal bicycle accident. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help.

The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. After an accident, don’t wait to speak to an attorney. No matter the extent of your injuries, you deserve to discuss your eligibility for compensation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Our lawyers from Arash Law can serve as a helpful legal fight and vigorously fight for your rights. We will ensure that you will receive the compensation that you rightfully deserve. In the event of any bicycle accident in California, speak to Arash Law about your possible options. Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online.

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