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James McKane killed in bicycle crash in Irvine

Posted: August 29, 2022

IRVINE, CA (August 29, 2022) – Authorities Wednesday identified James Henry McKane as the bicyclist who police say was killed in a crash involving a stopped truck in Irvine.

The crash occurred about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday on Alton Parkway near Technology Drive, and the man died at the scene, the Irvine Police Department reported.

On Wednesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department identified him as James Henry McKane, 69, of Lake Forest.

“Preliminarily, it appears (a) truck was stopped at the side of the road while workers were performing landscaping duties when the bicyclist collided with the back of the truck,” Irvine police said in a statement.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said.

“Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the (crash),” police said.

Traffic was routed away from the area while an investigation was conducted. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 949-724-7024.

[via City News Service]

Liability In Irvine 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 James McKane’s Bicycle Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of James McKane. 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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