1 Killed in Highway 49 Crash Between Pedro Y and Columbia Way
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, September 8th
September 8, 2018 – A bicycle and another vehicle collided on Highway 49 Saturday evening, according to a local news source.
The accident was reported at 6 p.m. As per the article, the crash happened between the Pedro Y and Columbia Way.
Deadly Auto VS Bicycle Accident Saturday in Sonora
Officials said the wreck resulted in fatal trauma to at least one person, whose name remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin. Primary reports did not indicate if the bicyclist involved was the fatality in the incident.
No additional information on the collision has been yet disclosed.
Following the crash, Highway 49 was shut down between Parrots Ferry Road and Jack Page Road to give way to the investigation. Liability in the deadly accident is still being determined.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the bicycle and the truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine exactly what happened here and why. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the family members of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Surviving family of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.