Commercial Vehicle Hits & Kills Bicyclist
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a commercial vehicle and bicyclist that occurred on Monday morning.
The incident took place on November 8th just after 3:30 a.m. at Navy Drive and Charter Way.
It is unclear at this time what led to the commercial vehicle colliding with the bicyclist.
Due to the impact, the rider was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are withholding the identity of the victim pending notification of kin.
The involved driver was also fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.