El Cajon, CA (July 19, 2018) – Local news sources had recently reported that an accident involving a truck and a bicycle took place at the intersection of Winter Gardens Boulevard and N 2nd Street. The incident occurred a little before 11:00 PM at night on Monday, July 16, 2018. As of today, authorities have identified the deceased bicyclist as 40-year old Jason Wilcox. No additional information about the motorist has been provided.
According to the report, Wilcox had been riding a bicycle at the intersection of Winter Boulevard and N 2nd when, without warning, a pickup truck plowed into him. As a result of the impact, Wilcox was thrown from his bike and sustained severe injuries. Authorities confirmed he had not been wearing a helmet or safety gear.
Later, rescue teams took Wilcox to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and later died.
Officials confirmed the truck driver remained at the crash site and alerted law enforcement
Presently, the circumstances surrounding this crash still remain a mystery. As authorities uncover more evidence related to the case, more information will be released to public sources when appropriate.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Jason Wilcox during this tragic time and wish them peace of mind and healing.
Wrongful Death and Bicycle Accident
By law, drivers are required to remain alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. However, given the circumstances of the case, officials have not revealed if Wilcox had been riding inside a marked bike path or in an unsafe portion of the roadway. Further investigations will also include an examination of the bicycle and the truck for mechanical issues. Authorities will also consider if drunk driving, drug use, distraction, negligence, or recklessness contributed to the wreck in any way.
Given these facts, the family of Mr. Wilcox can make the decision to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for a variety of issues including the loss of a loved one or funeral expenses.
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.