Ceres Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run
On Friday, June 15, 2018, a 27yr old cyclist was hit on his BMX bicycle in Ceres, California. Tragically, the cyclist died from his injuries. The driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck who allegedly hit the cyclist fled from the scene.
The crash was reported by The Modesto Bee. The Merced Sun Star later reported that on Monday, June 18, the California Highway Patrol found the truck they believe was involved in the hit and run.
At the time of this article, Modesto area CHP investigators are still seeking tips which may be reported to them at 209-545-7440. If you have any information at all, please call. This man has a family which deserves answers.
Hit and Runs Involving Bicycles
Hit and run bicycle collisions are often caused by drivers who “freak out”, are uninsured or intoxicated. While we will not speculate about the above crash, we do know that individuals convicted of hit and runs involving serious bodily injury or death are likely looking at time in prison. California Vehicle Code CVC 20001(b)(2) explains this in greater detail.
Of course, if you hit a cyclist, pedestrian, or another motorist, you should stop immediately and do everything possible to help anyone injured.
Injured in a Bike Crash? Contact a Specialist.
Bay Area Bicycle Law represents hit and run bicycle crash victims around Modesto and everywhere in northern California. We exclusively specialize in bicycle accident cases and there are many benefits to being represented by a specialist. Years of advocacy for bicycle victims have seasoned our attorneys with the necessary skills, knowledge base and familiarity to handle bicycle accidents cases to the upmost level of professional expertise.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash similar to this, contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation. Many insurers attempt to devalue injury claims for cyclists or even blame the cyclist for their injury. Don’t let that happen to you. We will always give you our honest advice on how to best resolve your claim factoring in the particularities of your situation.