Tam Nguyen, 79, Fatally Struck in Bicycle Accident
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, October 8th
October 10, 2018- According to the Orange County Register, Tam Nguyen, 79, has been identified as the man fatally injured in a bicycle versus vehicle collision earlier this week.
Orange County Sheriff officials responded to the collision which transpired at around 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of Cerritos and Magnolia avenues.
Authorities report that Nguyen had been riding an electronic bicycle before being struck by an alleged SUV whose driver initially drove off but returned to the scene a short while later.
Victim Pronounced Dead at UCI Medical Center
According to the OC Register, Nguyen was seriously injured and rushed to UCI Medical Center, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries at precisely 3:11 p.m.
At this time, Orange County Sheriff officials were able to determine that the driver of the SUV was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and confirmed the driver was cooperative and open to answering questions.
No additional details have been provided in regards to the cause of the collision and what exactly transpired as those pieces are currently under investigation.
*Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of Mr. Tan Nguyen. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
Anaheim Wrongful Death Lawyer
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 Tam Nguyen 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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