Update | Bicycle Accident Fatality on Golden State Boulevard in Fresno

Fatal Bicycle Accident on Swift Avenue

The Fresno Police Department reported a fatal bicycle accident on Swift Avenue and Golden State Boulevard on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Multiple parties contacted 911 to report a vehicle versus bicycle accident in the area at approximately 11:10 p.m., according to Fresno PD.

Details on the Fatal Bicycle Accident on Swift Avenue in Fresno

Fresno PD officers indicated in a preliminary traffic incident report that the driver involved in the bicycle accident initially did not stop following the incident. However, when the motorist observed significant damage to their vehicle, they returned to the scene, officials said.

The driver contacted authorities and claimed that their car may have crashed into a pedestrian, according to investigators. Life-saving measures were performed on the injured bicyclist. Sadly, the cyclist was declared deceased at the crash site.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has recently identified the deceased as Roberto Esparza, age 44. The motorist was reported to be cooperative with investigators, and no further information on the incident was immediately available.

Things Survivors Should Know About Wrongful Death Bicycle Accident Cases

Vehicle versus bicycle crashes is among the most dangerous of traffic collisions since the injuries are often catastrophic. That is because a cyclist has no physical protection against a motor vehicle. Even a crash at low speeds may lead to serious and life-threatening injuries for a bicyclist. What is most unfortunate is bicycle collisions have a high risk of fatal injuries. The loss of a loved one in a bicycle accident may leave surviving family members devastated, especially if the incident was the result of a negligent driver. Survivors in these situations may bring a wrongful death action against the at-fault party and their insurance company for reimbursement of the resulting losses.

All aspects of a wrongful death case must be considered before determining the fair and reasonable value of damages incurred. Each claim is different and may result in different economic and non-economic damages. In most cases, survivors may seek reimbursement for funeral service costs, medical bills (through a survival action), mental anguish, grief, loss of companionship, lost wages, out-of-pocket costs, and other losses.

In most wrongful death claims, they are generally brought against insurance companies that represent at-fault parties. There are some situations where a family may have to turn to their insurer or their deceased loved one’s insurance company if the other side has limited to no liability coverage. In these situations, an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim may be in place. To achieve a favorable result in your case, it is essential to contact an accident attorney immediately. At our law office, we are proud to offer compassionate and skilled legal representation. Learn more by watching this video or calling us today for a free consultation.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno personal injury lawyer. Surviving family members who have lost a loved one to a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver or entity may seek justice and financial compensation for their loss in a wrongful death claim. These cases may be a remedy for survivors who have wrongfully lost a close relative. It may also provide a family the sense of closure and compensation they deserve. Contact our legal team to receive free, friendly case advice at (559) 377-7676 or (800) 404-5400.

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