A bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in a California car crash after a car is said to have crashed into his bike. The accident took place on a Monday night. The driver apparently involved in the crash fled the scene.
Events leading up to the car crash
The recent California crash took place at around 11:40 p.m. According to authorities, a car suddenly hit a bicyclist. The bicyclist then reportedly became trapped beneath the car.
Police reported that the driver kept driving for over a mile. The driver then allegedly turned left, causing the bicyclist to become dislodged. Officials said the driver then sped off, leaving the bicyclist to die from his accident injuries. Local police offered a reward of $50,000 or less for anyone offering information resulting in the motorist’s identification, arrest and conviction.
How an attorney can help
If police find the driver who reportedly caused the fatal bicycle accident and take him into custody, the surviving family members of the bicyclist may choose to file a wrongful death claim against this driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the wreck. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will decide the claim. If the deceased bicyclist’s family members are successful in their claim, they may receive a damage award to cover the bicyclist’s funeral expenses and any other losses resulting from the California motor vehicle wreck. No amount of money can undo the events leading up to the fatal bike crash, but a financial damage award may help the bicyclist’s surviving family members more easily move forward from the incident.