Joshua Gene Cervantes on electric bicycle killed in San Clemente hit-and-run accident

Posted: June 10, 2022

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (June 10, 2022) – Joshua Gene Cervantes, 40, was on an electric bicycle when he was killed in a hit-and-run crash in San Clemente according to OC Register.

The collision occurred early Tuesday morning around 1:25 a.m. on Avenida La Pata and Avenida Pico when he was fatally hit by a vehicle whose driver is still on the run.

Orange County sheriff’s officers say that they arrived on the scene to find Joshua Gene Cervantes with head and neck injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers found pieces of the vehicle near the accident scene and located the empty vehicle nearby. The driver’s whereabouts are unknown as police search for the killer.

Details surrounding the accident are still unknown, and anyone with information should contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Liability In San Clemente 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 San Clemente Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joshua Gene Cervantes. 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 San Clemente? 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 (213) 927-3700.


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