7-Year-Old Boy Hit & Killed on Montrose Avenue
A deadly bicycle crash was reported in Fremont on Friday afternoon, May 20th.
Harit Patel, just 7 years of age, was struck by a vehicle around 3:45 p.m.
The incident took place within the 43000 block of Montrose Avenue.
First responders rushed the boy to the hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harit Patel.
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.