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Bicyclist Killed in Wrong-way Collision with Truck

Bicyclist Killed in Wrong-way Collision with Truck

Redwood City, CA – A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a commercial truck on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 1 near Cypress Avenue. 

According to California Highway Patrol, the truck driver crossed over the lane and crashed into the bicyclist head-on. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was arrested for involuntary manslaughter with gross negligence. 

Bicycle Accidents 

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

  • Police accident report 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system 
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs 
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 
  • Driver overtime records 
  • The route the truck was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driving records 
  • Dispatcher notes regarding this trip 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident 
  • Any video evidence of the crash 

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   

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted bicycle accident attorneys have helped more than 50,000 clients get the best possible result for their case. 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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