A 75-year-old man was killed after a semi-truck hit his bicycle in Oxnard on Saturday afternoon, January 9.
The accident took place at the intersection of S Oxnard Boulevard and W Wooley Road at approximately 3:43 p.m. The victim was riding his bicycle on the roadway when a 2019 Peterbilt semi-truck suddenly struck him for unclear reasons.
The truck was initially towing a 53-foot trailer from Wooley Road onto Oxnard Boulevard. It was heading northbound when it suddenly collided with the bicyclist.
How the collision occurred and the reason why it happened has not been established. The bicyclist was killed in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi-truck remained and cooperated with local authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.
Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to call Traffic Officer Michael Gens at 805-385-7750 or email him at email@example.com.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents Statistics
Bicyclists are at risk of the dangers on the roadway. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 840 cyclists were killed in motor-vehicle related accidents in 2016, accounting for 2 percent of traffic fatalities.
Bicycle crashes often happen in urban areas, where cars and bicycles interact the most. Cars hitting bikes is the leading cause of bicyclist injuries and deaths throughout the state. Common reasons for this are drivers failing to yield the right of way, running a stop sign or red light, or not paying attention enough on the road, and texting while driving. Drunk driving and careless driving can also lead to a fatal bicycle collision.
Although motorists would often escape unharmed, bicyclists suffer the most from these types of accidents as they can sustain significant injuries or even potentially die.
Ventura County Wrongful Death Attorney 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.
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