July 6, 2011 - San Diego - A fatal accident involving a local San Diego cyclist and a pick-up truck occurred on the night of Sunday, June 19. San Diego police reported to the scene as the 1200 block of Hollister Boulevard. The cyclist was a 47-year-old man who was riding his bike in the San Diego streets.
Officials report that the victim was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Hollister Boulevard when he collided with a parked vehicle on the side of the road. The victim then fell off of his bike into the road where he was struck by a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.
The San Diego bike accident victim died on the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a bike helmet at the time of the fatal accident. The investigation of the crash is ongoing.
San Diego does have a helmet law that requires cyclists aged 18 and younger to wear helmets while riding bikes at all times. If you are a cyclist aged 18 or younger you must adhere to San Diego helmet law. The helmet must meet regulations for safety and must be worn any time you ride a bicycle.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in California in 2009.
Occasionally, our firm will publish news stories about serious or fatal accidents in our coverage area in order to raise awareness about the types of crashes that can occur in San Diego and elsewhere in our region.
Some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents include:
- single-vehicle crashes;
- crashes involving speeding;
- crashes involving large trucks; and
- rollover accidents.
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