69-Year-Old Man Dies in Bicycle Crash
The Fresno County Sheriff Coroner has identified the man killed in a bicycle accident as Robert Holguin.
Per reports, the incident took place around 7 p.m. on Monday, January 3rd in Reedley, CA.
FOX 26 News reported that the hit-and-run accident occurred in the area of Alta and Manning Avenues.
Holguin was riding on the right shoulder to avoid traffic when the driver of a truck veered out of his lane and hit the back of the bike.
The man was ejected from the bike upon impact and into the intersection.
A passerby called 911 and sadly Holguin was pronounced dead at the scene.
In addition, the driver did not stop at the scene. The truck also has minor damage to the front right grill but no other details regarding the vehicle have been provided.
The intersection was also shut down for a period of time by investigators.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert Holguin.
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.