Concord, CA. (July 11, 2018) – A local news outlet reported that a 60-year-old man died from injuries he sustained after a pickup truck hit him while he was riding his bicycle on San Miguel Road early Wednesday morning. The deadly accident occurred at approximately 12:05 a.m. in Concord.
The fatal collision took place while both the bicyclist and the pickup truck were traveling south on San Miguel Road, in the vicinity of Systrton Drive. Reportedly, the pickup truck and the bicyclist collided for reasons that are presently unknown. The driver of the pickup, a 57-year-old man from Antioch, called 911 immediately following the accident and reported the crash. The driver of the pickup apparently cooperated with investigators, fully.
Unfortunately, the impact of the crash caused severe injuries to the bicyclist that proved to be fatal. The bicycle rider was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. San Miguel Road had to be shut down for over three hours as authorities began the investigation. The cause of this fatal collision is currently unknown, and police are working on a detailed investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of the victim.
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Investigators who are examining this crash will likely be looking to determine who was at fault for the accident. This will include the analysis of factors such as whether or not the bicyclist was abiding by the laws of the road, as well as the driver of the pickup. Establishing if distracted driving, excessive speed, or intoxication will also go a long way toward determining liability. Depending on the results of the investigation, there may be very possible grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit available for the family members of the deceased.
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. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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 for all those involved in the accident.