Zachary Herbert, 37, Killed Days After Being Hit by Truck at Broadway and Cedar
EUREKA (June 27, 2018) – On June 21, Thursday, a bicyclist was struck by a big rig in the area of Broadway and Cedar streets.
According to Times-Standard, 37-year-old Zachary Herbert was riding his bike on the sidewalk that parallels Broadway around 1:34 p.m. When Hebert approached the intersection at W Cedar Street, he was reportedly hit by a 2017 Kenworth truck traveling northbound on W Cedar.
The force from the impact caused Herbert to become airborne, and he reportedly landed in the nearby bus station pullout. The bicyclist was first taken to St. Joseph Hospital, and was subsequently transferred to another hospital.
On June 26, Tuesday, officials said Herbert succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Steven Crivelli, 64, Injured in Eureka Bike and Truck Accident
Officials mentioned another person was injured in the accident. 64-year-old Steven Crivelli was in the bus station at the intersection when the collision occurred. As per the article, Crivelli was hit by debris from the incident, and he sustained injuries of unknown severity. The man was also transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical care.
Meanwhile, the rig operator, 55-year-old David Alber was apparently unharmed in the accident.
Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine the exact cause of the wreck, and liability.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the 2017 Kenworth truck and bicycle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the exact cause of the accident. 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.
If the investigation process proves that the death of Mr. Zachary Herbert was caused by the negligence of wrongdoing of another person or party, then the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Furthermore, Mr. Steven Crivelli may be entitled to a personal injury claim. Victims, and the surviving family of fatalities in traffic collision may seek recompense of funeral costs, loss of love and companionship, hospital bills, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic collision 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 and personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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