Male Bicyclist Hit & Killed in Oakland
A 60-year-old Berkley resident, ID’d as Jonathan Waters, fell victim to a bicycle crash on May 27th.
The incident occurred in Oakland just after 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and 55th Street.
Waters was riding a bike when a vehicle struck him under unclear circumstances.
Paramedics rushed the man to the hospital where he sadly died the next day just after 7:40 a.m.
The 18-year-old involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Oakland police are actively investigating the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jonathan Waters.
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.