Sonora, CA – Fatal Electric Bicycle Accident Takes One Life
Sonora, CA (September 11, 2018) – In Sonora, a fatal electric bicycle accident took place that took one life. The victim was identified by police as 67-year-old John Richard Kikugawa.
The accident took place on Saturday night, September 8, around the area of Highway 49. Police arrived at the scene near Old Sonora Columbia Road. They said that Kikugawa had been riding his bicycle south on the highway on the right edge of the road. He started turning left, which is when he was struck from behind by a 2006 Buick and was immediately ejected from his bicycle. He was not wearing a helmet and died at the accident scene.
44-year-old Shawn Williams, the man who struck him, said that he tried to avoid striking the bike when he saw it turn in front of him. He could sadly not avoid the collision. He stayed and cooperated with the police at the scene.
Sonora Bicycle Accident
We wish to extend our condolences to you at this time if you are the family members or loved ones of John Kikugawa, who lost his life in this preventable and devastating accident.
Bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles happen every year across California; in fact, they happen every day and the statistics do not appear to be changing. The unfortunate truth is that, no matter how much we warn drivers that they share the roadways with these vulnerable parties, this is not always the case and sometimes these accidents happen regardless. When they do, tragic and traumatic injuries tend to result, especially when a bicyclist has been struck by a driver and thrown from their bike.
We take your case extremely seriously and wish to handle it with care if you have lost someone close to you due to one of these accidents. Call us for more information on how you can bring a claim and hold a party liable for the death of your loved one at the Los Angeles Injury Group. We are waiting to hear from you, so give us a call at 310-954-7248.