Fresno cyclist killed on Herndon and Blackstone Avenues
FRESNO, CA (May 24, 2022) – A cyclist in Fresno was killed on Tuesday at the intersection of Herndon and Blackstone Avenues according to the Fresno Bee.
The cyclist was identified as a 74-year-old man, but his name is yet to be released pending an investigation and notification of family.
Fresno Police Department Sgt. Diana Trueba Vega says that the cyclist was heading south on Blackstone Avenue in the crosswalk when an SUV struck him.
The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. when visibility was low, and it is unclear whether the SUV had the right of way.
The driver of the SUV remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Police closed the intersection and diverted traffic away from the scene while investigators were at the site. The elderly man’s bicycle remained on the ground during this time.
We will update this story as more details become available.
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 A Fresno Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the cyclist who was killed 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.
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