Crockett, Contra Costa County, CA – Authorities Identify Bicyclist and Hit-and-Run Driver Involved in Fatal Accident on San Pablo Avenue and Dowrelio Drive
Crockett, Contra Costa County, CA (July 26, 2018) – Local news sources have provided updated information about the identities of the deceased bicyclist and hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal accident that took place on San Pablo Avenue near Dowrelio Drive. The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
Authorities have identified the fatality as 42-year old Christopher Rey Buang, a resident of Hercules, and the driver as 28-year old Kylie Derksen, a resident of Martinez.
According to initial police reports, Derksen had been driving a red Mini Cooper westbound along San Pablo in the direction of Merchant Street. Simultaneously, Buang was riding a bicycle directly in front of the Cooper, in the vicinity of the Dead Fish restaurant. Without warning, Derksen plowed into the rear of the bike, and the resulting impact ejected Buang onto the roadway.
Rescue teams later confirmed that Buang had died at the crash site despite the fact he had been wearing a helmet and riding gear.
As indicated, Derksen did not remain at the scene and attempted to flee. Police later arrested the Martinez woman on charges of vehicular manslaughter and a warrant of $100,000. She is currently being held in the Contra Costa County jail.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and most loving thoughts to the family and friends of Christopher Rey Buang during this tragic and difficult time.
Fatal Bicycle Accident in Contra Costa County
Based on the information in the reports, Ms. Kylie Derksen will be held fully accountable for causing this deadly accident and, ultimately, the tragic death of a bicyclist. Fleeing a crash site is considered a cowardly, criminal act that will result in severe punishment, as indicated.
In light of these events, the members of Buang’s family will have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for tragic inconveniences including medical bills, funeral expenses, and the heartbreaking loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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