SAN PABLO, CA (May 10, 2022) – Jesse Dubois, 30, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter when he struck a 68-year-old cyclist and fled the scene.
Dubois allegedly struck and killed the cyclist on Saturday morning near Rumrill Boulevard and 19th Street before police officers could arrive.
Police reported that they arrived at the scene with the cyclist lying on the ground where they attempted to perform life-saving measures, but ultimately the cyclist succumbed to his injuries.
The cyclist’s name hasn’t been released.
Despite fleeing the scene, Jesse Dubois was found by the police via public safety cameras, which helped identify Dubois’ car – a 2011 burgundy Nissan Sentra.
When Jesse Dubois was found in the 700 block of Market Avenue in Richmond, police discovered damage to the Nissan consistent with the accident details.
Liability In San Pablo County 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 San Pablo County Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim of this hit-and-run. Any person that may have additional information 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 Pablo or the Richmond area? 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) 395-7324.