A tragic bicycle accident claimedthe life of a cyclist on December 9, 2012, in Fresno, California. California Highway Patrol Officers are investigating the shocking accident which occurred as the cyclist was traveling southbound on Golden State near Jefferson. According to published reports, the cyclist was struck by a Freightliner truck and thrown from his bicycle.
The driver of the Freightliner truck fled the scene and left the victim on the
shoulder of the road. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the
victim as 57-year-old Jesus Luera of Fresno.
At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the
victim and his family in their time of grief.
Detectives eventually located the driver of the truck and arrested 36-year-old
Gurpeet Singh Bisla on suspicion of causing the accident and fleeing the scene.
Police are still investigation the exact cause of
this tragic bicycle accident. Some
common causes of bicycle accidents include: slamming on the brakes, inattentive
motorists, unsafe lane changes, failing to look when traveling through
intersections and aggressive motorists. The driver of the truck, his employer,
and their insurance company may all potentially share the liability for this tragic
The loss of a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident can never truly be compensated
financially. Nevertheless, victims of bicycle accidents and their families
deserve an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to fight on their behalf. The dedicated legal team of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP is committed to making negligent drivers and their insurance
companies pay for the heartache and pain that follows a fatal or severe bicycle accident. This can include compensation for medical expenses, final expenses,
lost income, companionship, pain and suffering. We fight for bicycle accident
victims and their families to get them the financial security they deserve to
rebuild their lives.
If you or a loved one have experienced a fatal or severe bicycle accident call
Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP for a free consultation. One of our experienced bicycle accidentattorneys will help explain your rights and provide a free case evaluation.