RICHARDSON GROVE, CA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2023): A bicyclist is dead following an accident on Highway 101 Wednesday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, officers responded to a reported bicyclist traffic collision on the Highway just south of Richardson Grove at around 1:34 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that a bicyclist has been struck by a vehicle. Another bicyclist was reported to be attempting CPR on the victim. Unfortunately, the injured bicyclist was reported dead at the scene.
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The nature of this collision has not yet been made available. The identity of the bicyclist also remains confidential. The CHP continues to investigate the cause of this fatal bicycle accident on Highway 101.
Liability In Richardson Grove Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating the Bicycle Accident on Highway 101
We at Accident News Now extend deepest condolences to the bicyclist killed in this collision. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation to resolve this incident.
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