38-Year-Old Woman Killed in Santa Maria Crash
A car fatally struck a bicyclist in Santa Maria on Monday, July 25th.
The bicyclist has been ID’d as Cassandra Odom, 38, of Santa Maria.
Odom was struck within the 1300 block of West Main Street under unclear circumstances.
She sadly suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to the hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
Odom was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cassandra Odom.
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.
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.