UC Davis student killed on her bicycle by garbage truck

Posted: May 26, 2022

DAVIS, CA (May 26, 2022) – A UC Davis was tragically killed by a garbage truck as she rode her bicycle through campus according to ABC 10.

The UC Davis Police Department say the collision occurred on the morning of May 25 around 8 a.m. around Dairy Road and Hutchinson Drive.

She was taken to UC Davis Medical Center to be treated for her injuries, but unfortunately died later as a result of the crash.

Chancellor Gary S. May said on Twitter, “On behalf of UC Davis, we share our deepest condolences with her family. We share in the pain of their loss. In this time of grief, I do want to thank our first responders who worked heroically at the scene as well as the UC Davis Medical Center team who did everything they could to save her life.”

Liability In Davis 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 Davis Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of young lady who was tragically killed in this collision. 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 or around UC Davis? 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) 888-9285.

 

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