At about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, a semi struck and killed 49-year-old cyclist Scott Adamson in midtown Ventura,reported the. While traveling southbound on Hillmont Avenue, the driver of the semi struck Adamson while turning east onto Loma Vista Road. At the time, Adamson had been crossing Loma Vista Road from the northbound side of Hillmont. Emergency responders transported him to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The trucker remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The city of Ventura did not account for the one cyclist fatality that occurred in the county in 2010; however, it was the location 35 of the 279 accidents that injured bicyclists in the county, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked the city of Ventura 21st out of 53 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury cyclist accidents; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
After a fatal bicycle accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault party liable for their loss. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process after a bicycle accident, please call 866-981-5596 or fill out our online contact form.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Scott Adamson.