Fatal San Bernardino Bicycle Crash on Highway 18
24-year-old Christopher Sanchez was killed in a bicycle crash on Monday afternoon in San Bernardino.
The incident occurred just after 5:45 p.m. on February 28th on Highway 18.
According to reports, a silver Lexus SUV struck Sanchez at Lower Old Waterman Canyon Road.
Upon impact, the cyclist was sent crashing into the guardrail.
The involved driver along with another motorist stopped at the scene to provide aid until emergency personnel arrived.
Sanchez sadly died later due to his injuries.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Sanchez
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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.