[10-28-2021] Merced County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Bicycle Crash on Dickenson Ferry Road and Gurr Road

One unidentified person was killed after a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a bicyclist on Dickenson Ferry Road and Gurr Road on Thursday morning, October 28.

[10-28-2021] Merced County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Bicycle Crash on Dickenson Ferry Road and Gurr RoadAccording to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash took place on Dickenson Ferry Road and Gurr Road at around 6:30 a.m.

A 2014 Freightliner big rig was initially making its way to eastbound on West Dickenson Ferry Road at about 55 mph when it rear-ended a bicyclist traveling in front of him.

The bicycle rider sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed.

Authorities suspect that the lighting in the area may have affected the crash and the lack of reflectors or lighting on the bicycle. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the collision.

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call the Merced area CHP Office at 209-356-6600.

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Fatal Bicycle Crash Statistics

Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to road hazards. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 840 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2016, accounting for 2% of all traffic fatalities.

Bicycle accidents frequently occur in urban areas, where cars and bicycles interact the most. Cars colliding with bikes are the leading cause of bicyclist injuries and deaths across the state.

California has the highest number of bicycle fatalities per year in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 455 cyclists died in California between 2016 and 2018.

In many of these incidents, the driver failed to yield the right of way, was unable to check for bikes before pulling out, ran a stop sign or red light, or was otherwise distracted while driving. Drunk driving, texting and driving, and careless driving can all result in a bicycle collision.

Fatal Bicycle Accident Attorney for Victims in Merced County

People who have had their lives cut short by something or someone may feel devasted, confused, and unsure of what to do next. After a tragedy, it may be challenging to think about legal matters, but pursuing a wrongful death claim may be beneficial for your family’s future.

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident can be heartbreaking. Hiring an experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyer is critical because the victim’s family may be left vulnerable and emotionally distraught in the wake of their loss.

Bringing a wrongful death claim ensures that the deceased’s family is compensated for the financial and emotional hardships the tragic accident has caused them. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma.

Our Merced County fatal bicycle accident attorneys at Arash Law can assist you with your case. We understand the grief you are going through with the sudden death of your loved one. To make it less stressful for you, we can file a claim and talk with the insurance company on your behalf. Call (888) 488-1391 for a free initial consultation or contact us online.

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