Fontana, CA (July 28, 2020) – A bicycle rider was killed during a car accident on Baseline Avenue on Sunday, July 26th
According to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the accident took place at about 11:50 p.m. when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the rider was struck by a passing vehicle in the 1600 block of Baseline Avenue.
Officers from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, as well as emergency medical personnel, reported to the scene of the accident where they discovered the bicycle rider lying in the street on account of the crash.
Despite administering the appropriate life-saving measures in an effort to save the victim’s life, he was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday, July 27th at approximately 12:00 a.m.
The coroner from San Bernardino County was able to identify the deceased man as Fontana resident 59-year-old Adolph Trujillo.
There was no word from on-site officials regarding whether or not the driver of the car remained at the scene after the accident happened.
This incident is still under inquiry by San Bernardino County law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Adolph Trujillo, at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Fontana
Riding a bike is a popular activity in California as a form of exercise, a mode of transportation, and a leisure activity. Bike riding also has a lot of benefits associated with it such as improving your health, losing weight, spending time with your family, and being much easier on the planet that any car or truck. Unfortunately, riding a bike also comes with some unique dangers.
In the seven-year span between 2007 and 2013, the California bicycle injury accident rate rose by almost 22%. Additionally, just under 5% of the total number of vehicular fatalities during those same years were cyclists.
Riders are also at a hugely increased risk of sustaining a critical injury or dying because of a bicycle’s exposed and unprotected design. There is nothing between them and the asphalt and they have none of the protection or safety features that come with driving a car or truck.
The loss of a loved one is always a distressing, heartbreaking experience but when someone you love was taken from you in an avoidable accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, the devastation and emotional trauma cut much deeper. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be.
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