Authorities Investigating Fatal Bakersfield Bicycle Accident at Union Avenue and Columbus Street
Bakersfield, California (March 11, 2020) – One person died following a bicycle collision that happened at the intersection of Union Avenue and Columbus Street in Bakersfield at about11:41 a.m. Tuesday.
The accident began when a male party driving his car westbound on Columbus Street, approaching Union Avenue, made an unexpected move to avoid traffic as he entered the intersection against a red light.
The driver then went onto the sidewalk, where he struck the cyclist who was waiting at the corner. Officials said the motorist fell asleep and then woke up at the time of the collision.
Another car crashed with the rear of the involved vehicle upon the impact. The involved driver stopped after the wreck and cooperated with the law.
Sadly, the unidentified bicyclist was declared deceased at the crash site.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. It is extremely difficult to lose a loved one, especially when it happens unexpectedly.
If your loved one died and you believe someone else was at fault, we encourage you to contact our legal team for a free, confidential consultation. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights.
When a fatal accident is caused by a person or entity’s negligence, the resulting death is considered “wrongful” in the eyes of the law. The surviving family members have legal rights for a wrongful death claim.
Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO of Alpine Law Group, advises surviving family members to “talk to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options and take action aimed at securing the maximum compensation.”
We understand that there is no amount of financial recovery that can make up for the immense loss of your loved one, but it can ease your financial burdens and help you forge your way forward.
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