A September 1 Mission Bay Park bicycle accident claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman, according to XETV San Diego 6. The accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Ingraham Street on Vacation Island. The woman was riding her bicycle on Ingraham when the driver of a sedan struck her. Despite attempting to avoid hitting her, the driver of the sedan did not see the cyclist in time to avert a collision.
“A 20-year-old female cyclist was southbound in the middle of a traffic lane when the driver of a sedan swerved when he saw her, but not in time, and struck her,” San Diego Police Sgt. R. Rose told ABC 10 News. “The woman sustained major, life-threatening injuries and was admitted to a local hospital.”
The cyclist succumbed to her injuries later that day at about 2:05 p.m. The woman’s identity was determined post mortem by the Medical Examiner’s office. She was a Bulgarian tourist in San Diego visiting family.
The driver of the sedan was not reported to have sustained any injuries in the accident. This case was assigned to the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division. The investigation was still ongoing and no charges had been filed at the time of this report.
In a perfect world, incidents like this would not happen, but they are an all too common occurrence in the world today. Being a cyclist himself, our attorney understands this better than most. He knows what it is like out on the road for cyclists, he knows the bicycle safety laws and, most importantly, he knows what it takes to defend the rights of bicycle accident victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, contact our firm today. Do not give those at fault time to get away with putting you and your family through such a difficult time. You do not have to face this alone. Let our experience, skills and resources carry you through this. We have been helping injured cyclists and their families hold those responsible for their pain and suffering accountable for decades, and we can do the same for you.
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Did you know?: In 2011, 84 percent of bicyclist deaths were to cyclists 20 and older.
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