Jason Navoy, 45, was killed in a bicycle accident after a vehicle collided with him the evening of Dec. 21 in Jurupa Valley.
According to a report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal bicycle crash occurred near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Tyrolite Street. Emergency personnel responding to the incident found a small sedan and bicyclist involved in the crash.
The bicyclist had suffered major injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene despite lifesaving measures. Officials said a preliminary investigation determined that both Navoy and the sedan were traveling east on Mission toward Tyrolite when the sedan collided with the bicycle.
The driver of the sedan remained uninjured in the incident and stayed at the scene to talk to officials. Anyone with information about this fatal bicycle accident is asked to call Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies at 951-955-2600.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jason Navoy for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most serious bicycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. Statistics show that bicyclist deaths occurred most often between 6 and 9 p.m. or after dark. Bicyclist deaths occur most often in urban areas (78%) compared to rural areas (22%) in 2019.
Bicyclist deaths were also six times higher for males than females in 2019. Only one in four fatal bicycle accidents in 2019 involved a bicyclist who was impaired by alcohol. That year, 843 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles, which was a 3% decrease from the 868 bicyclist deaths that occurred in 2018. Bicyclist deaths have increased 36% since they reached their lowest point in 2010, according to NHTSA.
California Vehicle Code states that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other vehicles. In this particular case, there are a number of questions as to why the driver of the sedan struck the bicyclist. Were alcohol or drugs a factor? Was the driver distracted or otherwise negligent? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway that caused the crash? We trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred and why.
In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, families of deceased victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, and loss of love, care, and companionship. An experienced Riverside County bicycle accident lawyer can help victims’ families better understand their legal rights and options.