Bicycle Accident Fatally Injures Man
I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove bicycle accident attorney. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3, 2017, a man was traveling on his bicycle along Laguna Boulevard. The man was struck by two vehicles which caused him to unfortunately suffer from fatal injuries.
Bicyclist Struck by Two Vehicles
A man was traveling on his bicycle westbound along Laguna Boulevard in the vicinity of Santorini Drive in Elk Grove. At approximately 6:30 am, the man on his bicycle was struck from the rear by a car. The impact from the collision propelled the man over the hood of the car where he fell into the westbound lanes of Laguna Boulevard. An oncoming pick-up truck was unable to avoid the man and crashed into him.
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Bicyclist Suffer Major Injuries
Officers indicated that the bicyclist took every safety precaution possible for traveling on his bicycle this day. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet and equipped his bicycle with flashing red lights at the time of the collision. The safety precautions this bicyclist took did not stop the negligent motorist of the first vehicle from crashing into this innocent victim. Sadly, the bicycle accident victim suffered fatal injuries and passed away a short time later after the crash.
Our condolences are with the loved ones of the man that passed away in this tragic bicycle accident.
Bicycle accidents propose higher risks for cyclists that travel in the bicycle lanes alongside oncoming vehicles because bicycles do not provide their riders with the same level of protection as would a vehicle for its driver. The impact of the collision can throw a bicyclist from their bike which exposes the victim to the risk of being injured by an approaching vehicle. In 2015 alone, 45 bicycle accidents have taken place in Elk Grove which accounted for 8.6% of all accidents in this city. Although these types of accidents are entirely preventable, they are not predictable for the bicyclist. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for more details.
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Elk Grove Bicycle Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a bicycle accident lawyer in Elk Grove. If you or a family member has been hurt in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent party, please call me at (916) 694-0002 for free, friendly advice. You may also contact me on my toll-free number at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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