At about 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, a vehicle struck and fatally injured 21-year-old Cal Poly student Ivan Arturo Aguilar on the Pomona campus. Aguilar was riding his bicycle on Kellogg Drive when a southbound car hit him near South Campus Drive. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he succumbed to the trauma he suffered. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 47 bicyclists in Pomona in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Pomona 23rd out of 53 cities with populations ranging in size from 100,001 to 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury bicycle accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ivan Arturo Aguilar, the Cal Poly student who was struck and fatally injured.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin originally reported this Pomona accident.
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