FRESNO, CA (October 5, 2022) – Adela Santana-Mullooly, 51, was tragically killed in a bicycle accident after being struck by a car on Watts Valley Road.
According to ABC 30, 47-year-old Johnson Chang was driving around a curve and veered into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons when he struck Santana on her bike.
Adela Santana-Mullooly is being remembered by her community for being a beloved instructor at Fresno State and Clovis Community College.
Fresno State University issued the following statement:
“In addition to being a long-time, valued colleague in the Anthropology Department at Fresno State, Dr. Santana-Mullooly was an avid cyclist and a vibrant presence. Our thoughts are with Adela’s step-daughter, step-son, son and twin boys as well as her husband.”
Clovis Community College says it is offering support services for those impacted by the loss of Santana.
We will update this story with more details as they become available and hope that the friends and family of Adela Santana-Mullooly can find peace during this very difficult time.
Liability In Fresno 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 Adela Santana-Mullooly’s Fresno Bicycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Adela Santana-Mullooly. 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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