Highway 62 Crash Leaves Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Joshua Tree
An unidentified female bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
The fatality occurred on October 27th around 2:25 p.m. on Highway 62, just west of White Feather Road.
CHP reported that the female was riding westbound on the highway before a Nissan hit and killed her.
Paramedics performed life-saving measures but unfortunately were unsuccessful.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of kin.
It is unclear at this time what factored into the collision.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
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.