The horrific accident occurred on May 17, 2012, at approximately 6:30 pm. The victim was riding his bicycle on Silverado Trail near Yountville Cross Road when he was struck by a Ford hatchback that was traveling southbound at approximately 55 mph. According to published reports, the victim died instantly following the collision.
The driver of the car has been identified as 20-year-old Calistoga resident Cammie Muntz. She reportedly told California Highway Patrol officers that she had fallen asleep behind the wheel and veered off the road prior to the collision. It is unclear if drugs or alcohol had any role in this accident.
Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of pedestrian and cyclist accidents. Cyclists are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic accidents when they share the road with negligent drivers. Our experienced team of bicycle accident attorneys provide compassionate and dedicated representation to families who have lost loved ones due to tragic bicycle accidents.