Bicyclist Killed on Lake Park Drive
A Hemet man, ID’d as Pedro Garcia, 74, was killed in a bicycle accident on Saturday evening.
Reports included that the crash took place on March 26th around 6:30 p.m.
Garcia was riding his bike on Lake Park Drive, near Soboba Road, before the passenger side of a Honda struck him.
The man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and sadly died later.
The involved driver did not report any injuries and was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Pedro Garcia.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.