73-year-old Dac Them Kieu killed by Ford pickup while riding bicycle in Huntington Beach
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA (July 6, 2022) – Dac Them Kieu, 73, of Fountain Valley, was killed in Huntington Beach when he was struck by a Ford pickup truck while riding his bicycle.
The accident occurred Tuesday at around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Brookhurst Street according to The Daily Pilot.
Dac Them Kieu was struck by a silver Ford F-350 that was making a left turn from Garfield Avenue onto the northbound side of Brookhurst Street.
Kieu was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck remained on the scene and cooperated with police. His name is not being released to the public, and is only identified as a 65-year-old man from Huntington Beach.
Drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in this accident, and witnesses are encouraged to call the Fountain Valley Police Department’s traffic bureau at (714) 593-4481 (Incident No. 22-22611).
Liability In Huntington Beach 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 A Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Dac Them Kieu. 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 Huntington Beach? 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 (844) 966-0965.