Bicyclist Killed in Grover Beach Accident
The bicyclist who was hit and killed by a fire truck last Wednesday has been ID’d as Dylan Tyler Smith, 29, of Arroyo Grande.
It was around 10:20 p.m. when Smith’s bicycle was struck by the oncoming truck.
The incident took place at the intersection of Trouville Avenue and 13th Street in Grover Beach.
Smith was taken to a nearby hospital where he sadly died as a result of his injuries.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dylan Tyler Smith.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.