Eureka, California (June 27, 2018) – Local sources reported that a one person died, and one injured as the result of a fatal collision between a bicycle and a 2017 Kenworth truck at the intersection of Broadway and Cedar Streets. The incident took place at approximately 1:34 PM on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as 37-year old Zachary Herbert. Another victim has been identified as 64-year old Steven Crivelli, who was struck by debris from the accident and survived. Meanwhile, the driver of the Kenworth has been revealed as 55-year old David Alber, who survived the crash and was unharmed.
News reports explained that Zachary Herbert had been riding his bike parallel to Broadway when he approached the intersection at Cedar Street. At the same time, Alber was driving the big rig northbound on West Cedar. Without warning, the Kenworth plowed into the bicycle, sending Herbert flying through the air before crashing in a pullout next to a bus station.
Simultaneously, Steven Crivelli had been inside a bus station at the Cedar/Broadway intersection. When the crash occurred, debris flew across the street and struck Crivelli.
After the accident, Zachary Herbert was transported to St. Joseph Hospital before being taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he received treatment for severe injuries. Sadly, despite medical intervention, Herbert succumbed to the trauma and died on June 26.
Meanwhile, Steven Crivelli was also taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. His current condition remains unknown.
David Alber, the truck operator, did not sustain injuries from the crash.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
We offer our deepest condolences and extend our warmest prayers to the family and friends of Zachary Herbert during this tragic time. We also extend our loving thoughts and prayers to Steven Crivelli and wish him a swift and efficient recovery.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Authorities are working hard to determine what events led up to this tragic accident. Forensic teams will analyze photographs of the crash site and examine the truck and bicycle for mechanical issues and system failure. Officials will also consider if the truck driver had been acting recklessly or negligently or had consumed alcohol or drugs before operating the Kenworth. At the same time, officials might consider if the bicyclist had been riding inside or outside a designated bike path. Authorities have not revealed if the company that owns the truck may be held liable.
If the accident was the result of negligent or distracted driving, the family of the bicyclist will have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Likewise, the injured pedestrian will have a legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, tragic loss, or painful injuries.
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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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.