Extra, extra. Ipdate on Sunnyvale bicycle rider death!
Let’s explore the details of the accident with Ehline Law and our bicycle personal injury attorneys.
On September 28, 2022, a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist occurred on South Wolfe Road and Inverness Way, causing serious injuries to the cyclist.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the fatal bicycle collision happened at 5:11 PM near Wolfe Road and Inverness Way intersection.
The crash left Yong Hu, a male bicyclist suffering severe injuries at the accident site.
When the police and the Emergency crews arrived, Yong Hu required immediate aid at the accident scene before they could transfer him to a nearby hospital. The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center doctors tried to stabilize Hu’s condition, but it got worse.
The cyclist succumbed to major injuries and was pronounced dead on Monday evening.
The police officers started their investigation by asking the driver who remained at the accident scene on Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash cooperated with the authorities, and so far, there is no information available to help determine the cause of the incident.
Authorities ask any bicycle crash witnesses on Wolfe road and Inverness way Sunnyvale to contact them to help with the investigation.
In California, the law requires bicyclists to ride as close to the right side of the road or in dedicated bike lanes whenever available.
There are certain exceptions to the law, and riders can switch lanes under the following circumstances:
If the bicyclist is going as fast as the traffic flow, they do not have to stick to the right side of the road. However, even if bicyclists follow California law, they may still be at risk of accidents due to another’s negligence. A cyclist may crash into moving vehicles or parked ones.
Some accidents can occur when there isn’t much distance between a bicycle and a motor vehicle. Since driving close to a cyclist puts them in a blind spot, it can lead to severe accidents, which is why drivers must maintain a safe distance.
In the incident “One dead in bicycle accident on South Wolfe road,” the circumstances surrounding the bicycle crash remain unclear.
However, upon investigation, if it is found that the driver was negligent, the grieving family can decide to pursue a wrongful death claim to recover losses.
Although money will not bring back their loved ones, it can pay for the surviving family members’ medical bills and financial needs.
To have a valid wrongful death claim, the surviving family member must reach out to an experienced legal professional to help prove the following elements of negligence:
Police officers file an official police report after questioning all the parties involved in an accident.
The police report contains crash-related details, names of the victims, witnesses, any offenses committed, and other crucial information.
Reports typically name the victim of a crime, witnesses who might have the information needed to investigate the matter, the classification of the offense, and other pertinent data.
It contains the officer’s findings that may indicate the responsible party for the accident.
A police report can help an attorney build a strong case, and insurance companies may use it to determine the at-fault party. We can help recover a free police report for you.
Bicycle accidents can be deadly, especially involving a larger vehicle or a truck. If the injured cyclist survives, it can leave them with staggering medical bills and other damages, causing further financial stress.
If you lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys, as you may qualify for compensation.
Our experienced professional legal team can help investigate the incident, gather evidence (including a free police report), and build a strong case to fight for your compensation.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.