Stockton, CA – Abel Rodriguez Dies in Fatal DUI Bicycle Accident on Wilson Way
Stockton, CA (January 22, 2019) On the 18th of January, a fatal DUI bicycle accident happened on Wilson Way near Oak Street at about 6:00 p.m. According to the reports, a 20-year-old bicyclist named Abel Rodriguez was riding his bicycle when a drunk driver in a Toyota struck him. The driver was speeding down the street without headlights on when the accident happened.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, Rodriguez had already suffered fatal injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the accident, but so far, they’ve identified the responsible driver as 24-year-old Jesse Fletes. The police arrested Fletes on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence, and driving with a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent or higher.
We are saddened to learn that Abel Rodriguez lost his life in this DUI accident. We send our condolences to his family and hope that they are able to find comfort and peace at this difficult time.
DUI & Bicycle Accidents in California
Studies show that drivers between the ages of 21-24 cause the most DUI accidents, which was the case for this accident since Fletes is only 24 years old. Studies also show that in 2016, 840 bicyclists were killed in the United States, with causes varying but all leading back to negligent driving. Because this accident was a result of negligent behavior, Rodriguez’ family could file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney.
At Brady Law Group, our mission is to help families – who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligent behavior – win their claims. We don’t believe families should also carry the financial burden after they’ve lost their loved one, which is why we work tirelessly until they are fairly compensated for all damages. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
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.