An unidentified person was killed after a fatal bicycle accident in Jamul on Wednesday evening, June 2.
The deadly accident transpired at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Lyons Valley Road near Kae Crest and Monterey Crest Drive in Jamul.
The bicyclist was struck by an unspecified vehicle under unclear circumstances. How the accident occurred, and the reason why it happened have not been established.
Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the rider on the roadway. Unfortunately, the rider succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Additional details about the accident are unavailable at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
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. Bicycles 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. Statistics show that California leads the nation in the number of bicycling crash deaths per year. The majority of these crashes occur in urban areas, where cars and bicycles interact most often.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 455 cyclists in California died from 2016 to 2018. Cars striking bicycles is the number one cause of bicyclist injuries and deaths in California. In many cases, the driver failed to yield the right of way, didn’t check for bikes before pulling out, ran a stop sign or red light, or wasn’t paying attention while driving.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Bicycle Accidents in San Diego County
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.
Our 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. 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.