Fatal Bicycle Crash in Simi Valley
A bicyclist identified as Stephen Wright, 69, was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred in Simi Valley just after 12:00 p.m. on April 27th.
A flatbed truck reportedly struck Wright under unclear circumstances.
Sadly, the bicyclist died at the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stephen Wright.
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.