Lafayette, CA – Bicyclist Dies during Violent Collision with Big Rig Truck on Reliez Valley Road near Withers Avenue
Lafayette, CA (August 3, 2018) – Local authorities sadly reported that a bicyclist died as the result of a violent collision with a big rig truck that took place on the 1800 block of Reliez Valley Road in the vicinity of Withers Avenue. Officers first logged the incident at approximately 12:28 PM in the afternoon on Thursday, August 2, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the bicyclist or the truck driver has been revealed.
According to the initial report, an unidentified male bicyclist had been traveling along Reliez Valley Road and, for indeterminate reasons, was struck by a big rig truck near Withers. Shortly after, responding firefighters and paramedics rushed to the crash site and discovered the bicyclist lying along the main road. Paramedics administered on-site treatment to the rider and brought him to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he died from injuries sustained during the impact.
Authorities have not specified if the truck driver cooperated in the investigation and have not yet ruled out drugs or alcohol as contributing factors.
At approximately 1:07 PM in the afternoon, law enforcement officials released a SigAlert before shutting down Reliez Valley Road entry points at Attri Court and Withers Avenue. These routes were later opened up to traffic at 5:20 PM in the evening.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the bicyclist and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult time.
Fatal Bicycle Accident in Contra Costa County
Based on the information provided in the report, authorities have not yet determined if the bicyclist had been riding in a designated bike path or outside safe areas along Reliez Valley Road. Forensic examinations of the bicycle and truck, as well as photos of the crash site, will help officials determine if the rider and driver had experienced mechanical issues of any sort. Authorities will also consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the crash.
Depending on the final case results, the members of the bicyclist’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for multiple issues ranging from funeral expenses to the tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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