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79-year-old bicyclist in San Marcos gravely injured after being struck by vehicle

Posted: September 20, 2022

SAN MARCOS, CA (September 20, 2022) – A 79-year-old bicyclist suffered severe injuries today when a vehicle struck him at a San Marcos intersection, authorities reported.

The collision took place at Via Vera Cruz and West San Marcos Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics took the bicyclist to a hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening head and leg injuries, Sgt. Charles Morreale said.

The driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old man, was unhurt.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation in the early afternoon, though intoxication was not believed to have played a role, the lieutenant said.

The accident forced a closure of traffic lanes in the area for about two hours.

[via City News Service]

Liability In San Marcos 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 Bicyclist’s San Marcos Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the 79-year-old man tragically killed in this crash. 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.

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