Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Distracted Truck Driver Fatally Injures 48-year-old Cyclist

Distracted driving is a negligent act with corresponding penalties under the law .

Nowadays, motorists commit this traffic law violation though they know the danger it can cause to citizens. Some common types or causes of distracted driving are: using cell phone, changing CDs, tending to kids, and eating foods.

At least one the mentioned examples could have been committed by a truck driver who hit a 48-year-old cyclist in Modesto on Friday.

According to police reports, the male cyclist was trying to cross California Avenue when a distracted truck driver struck him.

The victim was pronounced dead at the accident scene, reports said.

Authorities said the truck driver was distracted at the time of accident.

Needless to say, it takes as short as four seconds to lose track of the roadway and bump into road objects. In this situation, a brief period of time was enough to take the life of an adult bicyclist. Distracted driving has been a culprit in most LA accident cases and it is the number one cause of fatal injuries for road users.

In California law, texting while driving or other types of distracted driving carry stringent penalties, including suspension of license and paying expensive fines. If the victim suffered serious to fatal injuries, the guilty party may even face imprisonment.

For more information on truck accident lawsuits, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Your lawyer will guide you throughout the process of litigation. You may dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889, or email us at for a free case analysis.