(UPDATE May 18, 2022): Joshua Thomas Edward Mcfarland was identified as the cyclist who was killed in this tragic accident.
ARROYO GRANDE, CA (May 13, 2022) – A 19-year-old male cyclist was killed on Los Berros Road near Arroyo Grande when Dylan Lammers, 41, failed to see the cyclist and hit him from the rear.
The accident occurred at 11:20 p.m., when visibility for cyclists is much lower, on Los Berros Road north of El Campo Road.
The California Highway Patrol reports that Lammers was headed southbound when he failed to see the cyclist on the road and ended up striking the rear of the bicycle.
Although Lammers left the scene of the accident, he did call authorities later to report it and was subsequently arrested at his home.
Liability In Arroyo Grande 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 An Arroyo Grande Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the young cyclist in this case. 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 Arroyo Grande? 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.