Bicyclist Hit & Killed by Vehicle on Royal Avenue
Investigators are working to determine the cause of a deadly bicycle accident that occurred in Simi Valley on Friday evening.
71-year-old Gregory J. Anderson was reportedly hit by an SUV on Royal Avenue under unclear circumstances.
The collision occurred at 7:10 p.m. on December 24th.
Unfortunately, Anderson died at the scene.
Neither drugs or alcohol were considered to play a role in the collision.
Additionally, authorities shut down both directions of Royal Avenue between First and Fourth Street for a period of time.
Those with information are urged to contact authorities at 805-583-6183 or 8005-583-6224.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gregory Anderson.
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.