Bicyclist Hit & Killed on Highway 43
Authorities have identified the bicyclist who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Shafter on September 12th.
44-year-old Francisco Saldivar was struck just minutes after 2 in the morning on Highway 43.
It is unclear at this time what led to the vehicle hitting him.
Sadly, the rider died at the scene.
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Francisco Saldivar.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.