Fatal Bicycle Accident in El Monte
59-year-old Ruben VIcario was hit and killed by a vehicle in El Monte Tuesday night.
Vicario was riding a bicycle at El Monte Avenue just before 9 p.m. before being hit by a vehicle.
The incident occurred at the intersection of El Monte Avenue and Lower Azusa Road on March 24th.
Vicaro suffered major injuries and sadly died at the scene of the crash.
It was also reported that the involved driver did not stop at the scene.
Authorities are now searching for the suspect who was driving a 2019 or 2020 maroon or burgundy Toyota Avalon. It likely has major front-end damage.
Anyone with information are urged to contact El Monte police at 626-268-3131.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ruben Vicario.
Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
Additionally, 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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.