19-Year-Old Dies in Arroyo Grande Crash
A bicyclist was struck and killed on Thursday night in Arroyo Grande, California.
The incident took place on May 12th on Los Berros Road.
Per reports, 19-year-old Joshua Edward Mcfarland, of Nipomo, was hit around 11:20 p.m. by a Jeep SUV.
The driver, Dylan Lammers, 41, was traveling south when he crashed into the rear of Mcfarland’s bike.
Unfortunately, the bicyclist was declared dead at the scene.
It was also reported that the driver fled the scene after the accident but later turned himself in and was arrested.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joshua Mcfarland.
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.