At about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 47-year-old cyclist Aristeo Valladares, of Riverside, was struck and killed in Jurupa Valley. A vehicle struck Valladares from behind as he rode in the 5900 block of Limonite Avenue. Paramedics treated him at the scene and transported him to an area hospital, where he died a short time later. Authorities are investigating the crash and have requested that witnesses contact the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.
“If a driver’s negligence causes an accident that fatally injures a bicyclist, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Riverside County, traffic collisions claimed the lives of or injured 340 bicyclists in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current data. The number of cyclist fatalities in California decreased 9.2 percent from 109 in 2008 to 99 in 2009 and 2010-the lowest recorded since 1984.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Aristeo Valladares, the cyclist who was struck and killed by the vehicle.
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