Santa Rosa, California – Bicyclist Dead after Suspected Hit-and-Run on Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, California (July 5, 2018) – Local news sources reported a deadly suspected hit-and-run accident took place on Stony Point Road. The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 AM in the early morning hours on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as 35-year old Lusiano Garcia and one of the suspected culprits as 22-year old Gyvaughn Smith. Officials have not revealed any information concerning the identity of the second hit-and-run driver involved in the crash at this time.
Based on the report, Garcia was riding his bicycle in the area of Stony Point Road to spend some time with his children. Suddenly, for indeterminate reasons, the 44-year old was sideswiped by two oncoming vehicles. Reports confirmed the two drivers did not stay behind to assist the victim and immediately fled the scene. Sources indicate Garcia suffered intense trauma as a result of the impact and later succumbed to his severe injuries. Officials did not specify if the victim died at the crash site or in a hospital setting.
A little while later, authorities arrested Gyvaughn Smith and interred him in a local jail. Smith was taken into custody on several charges including felony hit-and-run, DUI, and driving without a valid driver’s license.
Law enforcement has not successfully located the second hit-and-run driver, as of yet.
As of now, the investigation is still ongoing.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Lusiano Garcia during this difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Hit-and-run incidences should not be taken lightly. Fleeing the scene of a crash is considered a cowardly, criminal act that can result in severe punishment. Based on this information, Smith and the second driver will be held responsible for the deadly head-on accident and, ultimately, the death of a bicyclist.
Based on final case results, the family members of Lusiano Garcia have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the culprits. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, painful injuries, or tragic loss.
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.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.