The victim of a fatal bicycle accident who died on September 25 in Solano County was identified as 57-year-old Robert White, according to the Vallejo Times-Herald. His bicycle was rear-ended as he was riding just east of Vacaville on Highway 113.
He was struck from behind by a Hyundai Tiburon, driven by 21-year-old Taylor Boe of Orange, according to Sgt. Jason Hekker of the California Highway Patrol. White was pronounced dead at the scene. There was a heavy fog, and Boe claimed he was unable to pass around because of an oncoming vehicle. Police are still investigating, but saw nothing to indicate a passing vehicle at the time. Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the car/bike accident.
If you must cycle in adverse weather conditions, use flashing lights and reflectors to make yourself as visible as possible to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Always follow bicycle safety laws.
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