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Martin Nelis Bicyclist Fatal Truck Crash Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette Contra Costa County

Martin Nelis Bicyclist Fatal Truck Crash Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette Contra Costa CountyBicyclist Martin Nelis Hit by Truck on Reliez Valley Road

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (August 3, 2018) — Martin Nelis has been identified as the bicyclist who was struck by a big rig truck Thursday afternoon in the 1800 block of Reliez Valley Road, according to the East Bay Times.

The collision was reported about 12:30 p.m. near Withers Avenue.

The victim was a public information office for the city of Pleasant Hill, California.

Police responded to the crash scene and found Nelis on the ground, but the truck driver had left the scene without stopping to help the injured man. He was treated by responding paramedics and firefighters and taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, but he later died.

Police later located the truck and its driver and an investigation into what happened is underway.

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At this time, we do not know what led to this fatal crash. We do know the truck driver didn’t stop and police are piecing together evidence to determine fault.

We extend our heartfelt prayers to this man’s family at this very difficult time.   

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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