Female Bicyclist Hit & Killed by Vehicle on San Antonio Valley Road
49-year-old Ellen Le, of Fremont, was killed in a bicycle accident on February 6th in Santa Clara County.
Per CHP, the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mines and San Antonio Valley Road.
A southbound SUV reportedly struck the woman as she was riding her bike northbound.
Both the Land Rover and the bicyclist were approaching a curve in the road when the SUV crossed the double yellow lines.
The collision was head-on and sadly resulted in the death of Ellen Le.
Neither drugs or alcohol were suspected to play a factor in the crash.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ellen Le.
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.