Marberry Ben Acree, 60, was killed in a bicycle accident in San Diego after he was struck by a box truck the morning of February 5, 2011. According to the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office, Acree was riding a bike east on Friars Road near the Interstate 15 off-ramp when he collided with a box truck that was exiting the freeway. The truck pulled over. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Marberry Ben Acree for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.
San Diego Bicycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and 512 were injured in San Diego bicycle accidents. During the same year, there were seven fatalities and 959 injuries reported as a result of bicycle accidents in San Diego County.
What Caused This Tragic Bicycle Accident?
Not many details about this fatal bicycle versus truck accident have been released yet. There are several unanswered questions here. Was the bicyclist on the shoulder or in the lane of traffic? Did the truck veer out of a lane of traffic and strike the bicyclist? Was the box truck driver speeding, distracted or fatigued? Was there a dangerous condition on the roadway, which may have caused or contributed to this fatal accident? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.
If the truck driver is determined to have been at fault here, he or she could be held liable for Acree’s wrongful death. If the truck driver was on the job at the time, his or her employer may also be held liable. A skilled San Diego personal injury lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can be held responsible. Under California Government Code Section 911.2, any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a governmental agency must be filed within six months of the incident.
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