Rohit Singh killed in bicycle accident in Fresno

Posted: June 28, 2022

FRESNO, CA (June 28, 2022) – Rohit Singh, 23, was killed while riding his bicycle near Highway 99 in Fresno according to the Fresno Bee.

The accident occurred on Thursday around 9 p.m. at the intersection of West Shaw and North Hayes avenues.

An SUV driver was heading westbound on West Shaw when he suddenly noticed Singh, but didn’t have time to avoid hitting him due to poor lighting conditions at night.

Rohit Singh was thrown off his bike onto the road and was sadly pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver remained on the scene, according to officers, and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is also unknown at this time whether speed was a factor in this crash, or whether Singh was wearing a helmet or if he carried lights and reflectors on his bicycle at the time of the accident.

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:

  • 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 Fresno Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rohit Singh. 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 Fresno? 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 (844) 966-0965. 

 

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