Rider Struck by Vehicle on Main Street
A 46-year-old male bicyclist was struck and killed on Sunday night in Hesperia.
The fatal accident took place on November 21st just after 7:30 a.m. on Main Street and G Avenue.
Authorities reported that the rider was hit by a westbound Chevrolet Suburban.
As a result, the cyclist was transported to a trauma center where he unfortunately died on Monday.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Investigators are actively working to determine what may have factored into the collision.
Neither drugs or alcohol are suspected to play a role.
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.