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Fatal bike and auto accident

A 60-year old bicyclist died two weeks after being hit by a vehicle in Ontario. The man was attempting to cross a major intersection when a Volkswagen struck him.

The police are investigating to determine who was at fault. They are checking to see if the driver of the vehicle was negligent in any way, such as driving under the influence or speeding. California Highway Patrol records show that a few years ago, 27 people were injured in bike accidents in Ontario and bike accidents claimed the lives of eight people in San Bernardino County.

California Vehicle Code Section 21650 states, "Upon all highways a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway." According to Subsection (g), "This section does not prohibit the operation of bicycles on any shoulder or a highway, on any sidewalk, on any bicycle path within a highway, or along any crosswalk or bicycle path crossing, where the operation is not otherwise prohibited by this code or local ordinance."

I would suggest that the family of the bicyclist contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to discuss their options. If the auto driver is found to be at fault, he or she could be liable for the man's wrongful death and your attorney will make sure he or she is held accountable. The family may be liable for compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs and any costs associated with the death.

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