Bus Kills Bicyclist

Bus Kills Bicyclist

Bus Kills Bicyclist

Bus Kills Bicyclist

I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento auto accident attorney. A tragic incident took place in West Sacramento where a bus struck a bicyclist on the night of Saturday, October 8, 2016. Sadly, the bicyclist passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

What Happened?

A bicyclist was riding down West Capitol Avenue at approximately 7:00 pm. For reasons that are not known, a private charter bus crashed into the bicyclist. The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time of the collision. According to a spokesman from the West Sacramento Police Department, Sergeant Roger Kinney, the bus driver helped authorities by answering questions at the scene.

Victim Information

The bicyclist was a man presumed to be 50 to 60 years old. He was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

Bicycle Accidents

There are many factors that contribute to the cause for bicycle accidents. A common determinant for bicycle accidents are single vehicle collisions. However, many bike crashes happen due to the fault of negligent drivers, defective roadways and bicycle manufacturer defects. Some bicycle accidents result from hit-and-run crashes if the motorist flees from the scene. When this happens, an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference. A lawyer with extensive experience knows that a bicyclist that has been injured by a hit-and-run driver can file a claim against their own insurance policy through uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage does not restrict an injured bicyclist even if they do not own an automobile. In cases involving bicycle accidents, it is crucial to have a lawyer represent you through definitively demonstrating that the resulting damages and injuries caused by the accident were not your fault.

West Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento auto accident attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicular accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice. You may also contact me toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

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