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Sacramento Car Accident Proves Fatal for Bicyclist

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A bicycle accident near the CSU Sacramento campus the morning of May 2, 2010 left a man in his 40s fatally injured. News10 reports that the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Carlson Drive and H Street when the bicycle was hit by a minivan. The man on the bicycle sustained severe injuries and died at the scene. The female driver of the minivan was not hurt. An investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this deceased car accident victim. This grieving family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sacramento Car Accidents

There were 28 fatalities and 3,566 injuries involving car accidents in Sacramento, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 statistics. Countywide, 84 people died and 7,874 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.

Accident Causes and Liability Issues

Based on this news report, it is not clear exactly how or why this accident occurred. Police say a witness told them that the minivan had the green light at the time. Authorities also say that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in this crash. However, it is not clear whether excessive speed, distractions or recklessness on the part of the driver contributed to this collision. I trust the results of the official investigation will shed more light on what occurred here.

In such cases, if negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased car accident victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation to cover medical or funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. If this accident was caused by a dangerous condition on the roadway, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway could also be held liable. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain to victims and their families their legal rights and options in such cases. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.

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The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.

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