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Redding Big Rig Accident Causes Death of Bicyclist

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June 23, 2024
Edward Smith

Bicyclist Killed in Redding Big Rig Accident on Deschutes Road

A Redding big rig accident with a bicycle rider resulted in a fatality on June 19. The collision occurred as a female bicycle rider, aged 19, was peddling across Deschutes Road at about 9:47 a.m. from west to east. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the rider hit a big rig that was headed south on the road. 

Redding Big Rig Accident With Bicyclist Being Investigated

The bicycle rider died at the accident scene. The CHP traffic crash detectives are investigating the collision. Whether alcohol or drugs was a factor in the cause is unknown. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the CHP by calling (530) 225-0500.

Bicycle Accidents Involving a Big Rig

Bicycle accidents involving a big rig can occur due to various factors. One of the primary causes is the limited visibility that truck drivers have, especially in their blind spots. Bicycles are smaller and can easily go unnoticed, leading to dangerous situations if a truck driver makes a sudden turn or lane change. Another common cause is improper turning maneuvers; big rigs require a larger turning radius, and failing to account for nearby cyclists can result in collisions. 

Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone or texting, increases accident risks. Poor road conditions, such as potholes or debris, can also lead to a loss of control for both bicyclists and truck drivers, further escalating the chances of a crash. Finally, the lack of proper signaling or communication between cyclists and truck drivers can create hazardous misunderstandings on the road.

Damages Recovered in a Claim for Wrongful Death

When a family loses a loved one due to the negligence of another party, they may choose to file a wrongful death claim to obtain financial compensation for their loss. While financial compensation can’t replace their loved one, it can alleviate the added strain of financial difficulties, especially if the deceased was the main provider. The potential compensation in a wrongful death claim includes:

  • Lost earnings, bonuses, pensions, and insurance that the deceased would have contributed until retirement
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Compensation for the spouse’s loss of companionship, emotional support, and affection
  • Damages for the children due to the loss of nurturing and guidance
  • Compensation for the loss of household services like lawn care, car maintenance, childcare, and other responsibilities

Learn about wrongful death claims in this insightful video featuring accident attorney Ed Smith:


Wrongful Death Lawyer in Redding

My name is Ed Smith, and I’m a wrongful death lawyer in Redding. When a loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another party, it can be an incredibly traumatic experience for the family. In such tragic situations, families have the option to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation. For free and friendly advice on filing a claim, call us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also reach out to us online for support.

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