Clovis Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist Killed In Clovis Car Accident With Minivan By McKinley Avenue And Temperance Avenue
CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (August 14, 2019) – A bicyclist was tragically killed after he was hit by a van full of kids near McKinley Avenue not far from Temperance Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that a minivan drifted in the right shoulder around 8:00 a.m. and struck the bicyclist. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believe to have been involved in the accident.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts he later died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the Clovis bicycle accident remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a responsibility to keep an eye out for bicyclists. 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.” If a driver goes into a bicycle lane and hits a cyclist they will likely be held at fault.
The family of any person that died in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a wrongful death claim can help with funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a bicycle accident you may have legal recourse. 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 get all of the support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about the law or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.