77-Year-Old Man Dies in Moraga Traffic Accident
A Friday morning bicycle accident claimed the life of Roger Russell on November 26th.
The fatal accident took place at 10:15 a.m. in Moraga. According to reports, an unidentified vehicle struck Russell while he was riding on Moraga Road.
It is unclear at this time what factored into the collision.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene where Russell was unfortunately pronounced dead shortly after.
Moraga Road was shut down for a few hours following the incident for investigation and cleanup purposes.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roger Russell.
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.