Lafayette, CA – Child on Bicycle Fatally Injured in Crash on Merriewood Dr
Lafayette, CA (July 30, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Tuesday afternoon claimed one child’s life in the Lafayette area. Just after 1 p.m., on July 30, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Merriewood Drive.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 10-year-old boy was riding his bicycle in the 500 block of Merriewood Drive when he was struck by an Amazon delivery truck. The child sustained catastrophic injuries in the collision. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. However, authorities later confirmed that the victim succumbed to his injuries after arriving. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in California
Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in collisions across the state of California. Roughly 4% of victims fatally injured are riding on bicycles at the time of their crash. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the distressing outcomes families are forced to endure as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to endure the mental, emotional, and financial challenges these accidents create. In many cases, victims lose their lives in accidents as a result of another person’s actions.
Although there is truly no amount of compensation that can ever replace the lives of those taken away from us so tragically, pursuing legal options after a tragic loss can help families obtain the financial resources they need to move forward and recover. In addition to helping grieving families cope with their tragic loss, wrongful death lawsuits set precedents to let others sharing the road know what types of actions will not be tolerated. Civil routes ensure families are able to move forward and reach their goals while taking proactive measures to ensure their friends, families, and neighbors are safer.
When people lose their lives in bicycle accidents, their families should reach out to a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California bicycle accident attorney William E. Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents caused by careless actions of other motorists to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.
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