Male Bicyclist Hit & Killed on 91 Freeway
CHP reported a fatal bicycle accident on Monday morning, April 11th in the city of Corona.
The incident took place around 1 a.m. within the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway.
The bicyclist allegedly cut across the roadway in front of a vehicle that was traveling around 70 mph.
Upon impact, the rider was ejected into the car’s windshield, causing glass to break and scratch the passenger.
Sadly, the bicyclist died at the scene.
No names have been released at this time.
Investigators are actively working to piece together all of the details of the accident.
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.