Jose Isabel Razo, 60, died recently from the injuries from an Inland Empire car accident that occurred about two weeks ago. His bicycle was struck by a car on February 2, 2011 at the intersection of North Grove Avenue and Sixth Street in Ontario. Razo was attempting to cross N. Grove Avenue near Sixth Street, in Ontario, California, when he was hit by a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.
Fortunately, the driver of the Jetta stopped and called police. Officials say that they are still determining who was at fault for this car/bicycle accident. The report states that the bicyclist, Razo, was crossing at the intersection. We don’t know if the driver of the Jetta was impaired, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent.
Car and Bicycle Accident Law Los Angeles
California Vehicle Code Section 21650 states: “Upon all highways a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:” subsection (g) states that “This section does not prohibit the operation of bicycles on any should or a highway, on any sidewalk, on any bicycle path within a highway, or along any crosswalk or bicycle path crossing, where the operation is not otherwise prohibited by this code or local ordinance.”
Bicycle Accident Statistics 2008
According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there was one death and twenty-seven injuries due to bicycle accidents in Ontario, California in 2008. In San Bernardino County, during 2008, bicycle accidents resulted in eight deaths and 274 injuries.
Why You Should Call a Bicycle Accident Attorney Los Angeles
In accidents where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, the family of a deceased victim can seek accident compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other damages. Families of accident victims should seek an experienced Inland Empire accident lawyer who will make sure the negligent parties are held accountable. Call our bike accident law firm at 1-877-702-7274 and speak to a bicycle accident lawyer today.
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