Man Killed in Chula Vista Bicycle Accident
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2018) — Eduardo Garduno, 44, has been identified as the bicyclist who was struck and killed Tuesday night by a pickup truck, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
The bicyclist was riding on Second Avenue near Palomar Street around 10 p.m. when he was struck by the driver.
The Chula Vista police stated that the driver of a 2000 Toyota Tacoma truck stopped after the collision and remained at the scene.
Police were told the bicyclist entered the intersection southbound on Second Street against a red light. The pickup truck was heading eastbound on Palomar on a green light, according to the witness.
Paramedics responded to treat the bicyclist who suffered traumatic injuries to his head and lower body. He was transported to a hospital where he died a short time later, police said.
Chula Vista Crash Investigation
The investigation into this collision is underway and there are certainly many unanswered questions about what happened. One witness told authorities the pickup truck had the right-of-way at the intersection, but this must be confirmed.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Eduardo Garduno.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance companies.
Keep in mind that there are times when a government entity or an employer of an involved motorist that may share responsibility for an accident. All responsible parties can be identified during the investigation.
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