Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th, a bicyclist was stuck and killed by a semi in Portola Valley. The accident occurred on Alpine Road near the Interstate 280 north on-ramp. Authorities have asked that witnesses or anyone with information call (650) 369-6261, explains a California bicycle accident lawyer.
In 2008, there were 4 fatal and 228 injury traffic collisions involving bicyclists in San Mateo County, none of which occurred in Portola Valley, according the California Highway Patrol’s Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions. Across the state, there were a total of 131 fatal and 11,683 injury bicycle-related accidents that year.
Bicycle accidents are commonly attributed to six types of driver negligence: dangerous turning or passing, disregarding bike paths, failing to check for cyclists when opening car doors or pulling away from parking spots, overestimating a bicyclist’s brakes, and underestimating the speed at which a bicyclist is traveling.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of the bicyclist who was struck and killed by the semi in Portola Valley yesterday.
For additional information, or to speak with a California bicycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.