Harit Patel, 7 years old, killed on bicycle by driver in Fremont

Posted: May 23, 2022

UPDATE MAY 25, 2022: The boy who was tragically killed last Friday has been identified as Harit Patel. Once again, our condolences go out to the family and friends of the little boy who was sadly taken so young.

FREMONT, CA (May 23, 2022) – A 7-year-old was tragically killed Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle on Montrose Avenue, according to ABC 7.

The accident occurred 3:45 p.m. in the Irvington District. It is unknown whether the child was supervised, and whether the child was on the road or the sidewalk.

The driver did stop and cooperate with the police when they arrived.

Officers and emergency medical personnel treated the child at the scene and transported the child to the hospital, where he or she unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.

Police diverted traffic from the area for several hours as traffic investigators took over the investigation of the accident.

Liability In Fremont 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 A Fremont Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the young child who was tragically taken from their family. 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 for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in San Diego County. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.

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