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Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Escondido

Escondido, CA – The driver of a vehicle struck and killed a 73-year-old bicyclist on Thursday, August 11, 2022. The crash happened around 10:25 a.m. on Broadway near El Norte Parkway. 

According to police, the bicyclist was riding in a painted bicycle lane when the driver of the vehicle struck the biker from behind. The biker was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation. 

Bicycle Accidents 

Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die in accidents in the United States each year. In this horrible accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes: 

  • Police accident report  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol  
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol  
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident  
  • Inspection of roadway conditions  
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • Timing of traffic signals 
  • Accident history on this road  

Bicycle Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bicycle accidents and have found that some common causes include: 

  • A car turning directly in front of a bicyclist   
  • A vehicle entering the street from a driveway or parking lot   
  • Driver distracted by their phone   
  • Driver fails to yield at an intersection (running a stop sign or traffic light)   
  • Driver not paying attention while driving near a bicyclist  
  • Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs   

Our trusted and experienced bicycle accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in bicycle accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.  

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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