Carmichael Bicyclist Killed in Crash
A 66-year old woman from Carmichael, California succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
The tragic accident occurred as the woman was riding her bicycle and was hit by a pick up truck being driven by a motorist from Sacramento.
Incident Occurred on Fair Oaks Boulevard
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the Carmichael bicyclist killed in crash was riding along eastbound Fair Oaks Boulevard, just south of Kenneth Avenue.
As she entered a two-way left-turn lane, the Toyota Tundra being driven by Matthew Gary struck her.
Carmichael Bicyclist Killed was not Wearing a Helmet
The victim was knocked to the ground as a result of the impact and struck her head. She was immediately transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center where she was soon thereafter pronounced dead.
The CHP indicated that the Carmichael bicyclist killed in crash was not wearing a helmet at the time of this unfortunate accident.
CHP is reporting that at the time of the accident, the pick up truck being driven by Gary was traveling less than 35 mph.
Gary was not injured in this accident.
Motor Vehicle vs. Bicycle Collisions
Proving liability in a motor vehicle vs. bicycle crash is very much the same as proving liability in a auto vs. auto accident. Many of the same rules apply. Remember, while riding your bicycle you are subject to the same road rules and regulations as motorists driving cars, in addition to some bicycle specific laws.
If you don’t obey the rules of the road you may find yourself at fault for the traffic accident. Determining liability (figuring out who is at fault in an accident) is a question of fact. It is a process of determining who did what, and when. Many times one side is found totally at fault. Sometimes fault is split. To prove your bicycle vs. car crash case, it is best to hire an experienced bicycle injury attorney right away to protect your rights. This way, a proper investigation can begin at once and crucial evidence may be properly preserved.
Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
I’m Edward A. Smith, a Carmichael Bicycle Accident Attorney. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a bicycling accident due to the negligence of someone else, please call me promptly at (916) 921-6400. I am available now to provide you with fast, free, friendly advice at no obligation to you. Dial us toll free at (800) 404-5400 if you are calling outside of the 916 area.
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