34-Year-Old Man Killed in Highland Bicycle Accident
A vehicle struck a bicyclist in Highland on Friday, leaving the rider dead on May 13th.
The incident was reported around 11:47 p.m. at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Fifth Street.
A San Bernardino resident, ID’d as 34-year-old Oscar Palacios, was riding his bike before being struck by a vehicle.
It is unclear at this time what led up to the accident.
Palacios was rushed to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was sadly pronounced dead on Saturday, May 14th.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Oscar Palacios.
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.