One Killed in Fresno County Bicycle Accident
Authorities identified the female bicyclist who was killed in a crash on Sunday morning, October 2nd.
Adela Santana Mullooly, 51, was riding her bike when she collided head-on with a vehicle.
The wreck occurred at 10:20 a.m. near Watts Valley and Pitman Hilla in Fresno County.
Unfortunately, the woman was declared dead at the scene.
It was reported that Mullooly was traveling west when the vehicle drifted into her lane, causing the crash.
The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Adela Santan Mullooly.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.