Fullerton: FedEx Truck Struck, Killed Female Bicyclist
Posted on Jun 21, 2013
At about 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, a FedEx truck struck and killed a female bicyclist in Fullerton. The truck was turning left from northbound Ladera Vista Drive onto westbound Nutwood Avenue when it hit the bicyclist, who was riding eastbound on Nutwood at the time. The victim, a woman in her early 20s, was declared dead at the scene. There is reportedly no marked crosswalk at the intersection. Authorities are investigating the bicycle accident.
“After a fatal accident, the party determined to be at-fault may be held liable for the loss suffered by the family of the victim,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis. “In many cases, the family will file a wrongful death claim.”
Fifty-two bicyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Fullerton in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Fullerton ranked 13th out of 53 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury bicycle accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the female bicyclist whom the FedEx truck struck and killed.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Fullerton bicycle accident.
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