An unidentified bicyclist was killed on September 19‚ 2010‚ when she lost control of her bicycle after hitting a curb and swerved into incoming traffic. According to the San Diego County Sheriff‚ the woman attempted to turn left onto Rancho Santa Fe Road and ran into a center divider around 12:15 p.m.
The bicyclist‚ in an attempt to gain control of her bike‚ swerved to the right and collided with the through traffic on Rancho Santa Fe Road. Police found her body trapped beneath a vehicle and declared her dead at the accident scene.
The cause of this fatal bicycle accident is unclear‚ but investigating officers will determine whether the bike rider was at fault or not. Carlsbad Lieutenant Paul Mendes said that alcohol and drugs are not believed to be the cause behind this bike accident.
Our prayers go out to the bicyclist and her friends and family. This is a tragic loss‚ as is the loss of any human life. Based upon the news story‚ several questions come to mind which may lead the bike rider’s family to consult with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer. First‚ what caused her to lose control of her bike and hit the curbline? Was it a defect in the road? Another motorist? A problem with her bike? Second‚ how far did she swing out into the road and how quickly? This may be important in determining how closely the driver was following behind her before she was struck. If the driver did not give enough space‚ then he may be responsible—in at least some part—for causing this collision and her death. Obtaining a copy of the police report will be a good first step in this investigation.
Ross Jurewitz is a Carlsbad bicycle accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing the families of people killed in bike accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a traffic collision in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
Connect with Ross Jurewitz on Google+
A mother and her adult daughter were killed by an inexperienced truck driver.
Award for 38-year-old motorcyclist struck by SUV driver at intersection.
Pedestrian struck by commercial vehicle resulting in wrongful death.
We promise that our clients will not owe a penny if our team fails to obtain any compensation on their behalf.Learn More
Awards & Memberships
Ross Jurewitz and his team won’t let you be duped or intimidated by multi-million dollar insurance companies that have no interest in your well-being. Unlike other firms, we’re not looking for a quick low-ball settlement so we can move on to the next case. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve, and nothing less. We’ve stepped into the ring with insurance companies and their high-priced lawyers before.
We’ve seen it all. We have access to expert witnesses in all fields who will be glad to testify on your behalf. We have a network of medical providers and caregivers who can treat you right now at no upfront cost, while we take care of your claim.
Whether you were bitten by a dog, involved in a multi-car accident on the 15, tripped on one of San Diego’s cracked sidewalks, hit by a driver performing a left turn while on your motorcycle, or lost a loved one in a terrible accident, we’re here to help you recover. When our team takes your case, you pay no fees. We only get paid if we win your claim.