Riverside: Cyclist Ronald Williams Killed in Collision with DUI Driver
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
At about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 61-year-old cyclist Ronald Williams was killed in a collision with a DUI driver in Riverside, reported The Press-Enterprise. While heading northbound on Van Buren Boulevard, the 52-year-old driver of a 2014 Nissan Versa collided with Williams, who was riding westbound on California Avenue at the time. Emergency responders transported Williams to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
The most current California Office of Traffic Safety accident data indicate that 1,327 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in the city of Riverside in 2011. Ninety-five of the victims were bicyclists. While the OTS only reports on the incidence of alcohol-involved collisions, of which there were 112 in the city, studies have shown that the number of fatal crashes involving prescription and other drugs has increased.
After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ronald Williams.