At around 7 p.m. on Monday, November 26, a Honda CRV struck and killed 47-year-old bicyclist Brian Winfrey in Garden Grove. Wearing a yellow reflective vest at the time, Winfrey was struck while riding on the right shoulder of Euclid Street near Wakefield Avenue. Paramedics transported him to UCI Medical Center, where he was declared dead a short time later. Authorities do not suspect that impairment was a factor and are investigating the collision. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call Garden Grove traffic investigator Jason Perkins at 714-741-5823.
“If a driver’s negligence causes an accident resulting in the death of a cyclist, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained Orange County bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Garden Grove, 75 cyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data. Comparing the number of fatal and injury bicycle collisions in California cities with populations of a similar size, the OTS ranked Garden Grove 9th out of 53 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Brian Winfrey, the bicyclist who was struck and killed.
The Orange County Register originally reported this collision.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with an Orange County bicycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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