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Cohasset, CA – Dr. William Doherty Identified In Fatal Bike Accident

Fatal bicycle collision in Los Angeles CountyCohasset, CA (August 2, 2018) – The victim in a fatal weekend bicycle accident has been identified.  Dr. William Doherty, 75, was riding his bicycle along Cohasset Road last Saturday.  The fatal sequence of events began as Doherty swerved to avoid a dangerous road condition.  As he swerved, he veered into a traffic lane.  There, he was struck by a vehicle.  The vehicle driver is identified as 87 year old Jim Voyles of Chico.  Voyles was headed northbound at the time of the crash.  The force of the impact threw him from his bike and into roadway.

Doherty was treated on scene and then transported to Enloe Medical Center with serious injuries.  He ultimately died the following day.   Officers are still investigating the crash.  There is no word at this time on whether charges will be issued.

Los Angeles Bicycle Accident

All across Los Angeles, motorists must share the road with bicyclists.  Bicyclists have the same rights as another vehicle when they are on the road.  They also have the same obligations and must follow all traffic laws and take appropriate safety precautions.

When a bicycle accident occurs, authorities must determine the negligent party.  If a vehicle driver’s negligence causes the collision then the vehicle driver is legally responsible to the bicyclist.

In this accident, police will work to determine the responsible party.  At this time, the accident remains under investigation.  Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family of Dr. William Doherty.

If you have been hurt in a Los Angeles-area bicycle accident, give us a call at 310-954-7248. today.  At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our attorneys are experienced in all types of personal injury law.  We offer free consultations to all accident victims.   We look forward to hearing from you.

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