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Merced County, CA – Teen bicyclist killed by car in Merced County, CHP reports

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MERCED COUNTY, CAThe California Highway Patrol reported that a bicyclist was killed on Wednesday night in Merced County after being struck by an automobile. Officers were summoned to the intersection of Henry Miller Avenue and Johnson Road at around 7:20 p.m. for a report of a car accident.

When the police came, they discovered a 19-year-old woman who had been struck by a car and sustained serious injuries. The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, according to officials.

The bicyclist was struck by the car at a speed of 55 mph, which caused her to be flung onto the hood and strike the windshield, according to the police. The bicycle lacked the necessary reflectors and lighting, according to the police.

The car’s driver and passenger escaped the collision without harm.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Merced County

Around 6,000 pedestrians die in traffic-related incidents each year in the United States. About 15% of pedestrian fatalities occur here in California. While our lawmakers consistently work to protect pedestrians, they are still victimized on a daily basis. Pedestrians are often hit by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Despite our efforts to keep others safe on the road, we cannot anticipate whether other motorists will take into consideration our presence.

Accidents with vehicles can lead to serious injuries. In accidents involving pedestrians, the chances of suffering injuries are higher since they are not protected against the force of vehicles. Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but knowing that he or she died in an accident that was preventable only makes the situation even worse. When pedestrians are killed in preventable accidents, their families can seek legal guidance from wrongful death attorneys in California.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Merced County

The law firm Torem & Associates is one of the best personal injury law firms in Merced County, helping injured victims sue negligent parties for damages and recover compensation for their losses. As a law firm, we place a high priority on providing quality legal education and case management.

It can be a challenge to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, and we understand how difficult it can be. Various types of injuries can result from car accidents, both physical and psychological. Anyone who has been hurt as a result of the negligent or erratic behavior of another driver is entitled to a free consultation. Whenever you are hurt by a driver who is negligent or erratic, you should contact our law firm immediately. The team of experts at our company provides immediate assistance in case of emergency, so if you get hurt you can count on us. Whenever you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-378-6736.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Merced County.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Merced County and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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