Francisco Barriga, 52, Victim in Bicycle Accident
LOCATION: Walnut Grove
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, September 3rd
September 4, 2018- According to the California Highway Patrol, Francisco Barriga, 52, has been identified as the man fatally injured in a bicycle versus vehicle collision last night on River Road also known as Highway 50.
At around 8:00 p.m. Barriga has been riding his bicycle before being struck by a passing vehicle.
Barriga sadly did not survive the collision and was pronounced at the scene by authorities.
No details have been made available at this time in regards to the cause of the collision and what exactly transpired.
CHP officials also did not provide any information on the driver or vehicle involved as the investigation remains ongoing.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on the information provided in this report, there are still many questions that remain unanswered. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the driver and the bicycle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of Francisco Barriga will be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck pending the findings of the investigation. Wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If your family is looking for legal counsel, contact our law firm today at 855-703-4186.
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