An unidentified bicyclist was killed on September 19‚ 2010‚ when she lost control of her bicycle after hitting a curb and swerved into incoming traffic. According to the San Diego County Sheriff‚ the woman attempted to turn left onto Rancho Santa Fe Road and ran into a center divider around 12:15 p.m.
The bicyclist‚ in an attempt to gain control of her bike‚ swerved to the right and collided with the through traffic on Rancho Santa Fe Road. Police found her body trapped beneath a vehicle and declared her dead at the accident scene.
The cause of this fatal bicycle accident is unclear‚ but investigating officers will determine whether the bike rider was at fault or not. Carlsbad Lieutenant Paul Mendes said that alcohol and drugs are not believed to be the cause behind this bike accident.
Our prayers go out to the bicyclist and her friends and family. This is a tragic loss‚ as is the loss of any human life. Based upon the news story‚ several questions come to mind which may lead the bike rider’s family to consult with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer. First‚ what caused her to lose control of her bike and hit the curbline? Was it a defect in the road? Another motorist? A problem with her bike? Second‚ how far did she swing out into the road and how quickly? This may be important in determining how closely the driver was following behind her before she was struck. If the driver did not give enough space‚ then he may be responsible—in at least some part—for causing this collision and her death. Obtaining a copy of the police report will be a good first step in this investigation.
Ross Jurewitz is a Carlsbad bicycle accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing the families of people killed in bike accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a traffic collision in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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