Lancaster, CA – Bicyclist Killed in Monday Crash on Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA (August 15, 2018) – In tragic news out of Lancaster, a bicyclist died Monday following a collision on Sierra Highway. According to police reports, a woman in her 50s was riding a bicycle on the northbound side of the highway when she was struck by a vehicle.
Police and rescue crews responded immediately to the scene around 7:30 pm. It was evident that the woman suffered critical injuries in the crash. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries. The woman’s identity has not been released.
It appears as though the driver remained on scene and cooperated with police. It is unclear at this time exactly how the crash occurred. Police have not released additional details nor have they identified the driver.
An investigation into this crash remains ongoing.
Bicycle Accidents in Southern California
We are saddened to hear of this tragic fatal bicycle accident in Lancaster.
Bicyclists face many dangers when they go out onto the streets and highways of our state. A bicyclist is considered a motorist for purposes of traffic and personal injury law. This means that the bicyclist is required to follow all rules of the roadway, including stopping at all traffic lights and yielding the right of way to other vehicles where appropriate.
Similarly, drivers have a duty of safety towards a bicyclist. The driver must ensure that they make no maneuvers which unreasonably jeopardize the bicycle rider. Many times, drivers attempt to overtake a bicyclist on the roadway and, in the process, create a great risk of harm to the bicyclist and others. Drivers should always keep a safe distance between themselves and anyone else on the road.
Further police investigation is necessary to determine the cause of this fatal accident. Following investigation, we will have more answers regarding who is at fault for the crash.
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