UPDATE: San Bernardino, CA – Dereck Alexander Identified as Victim in Fatal Bicycle Accident on Sterling Avenue
San Bernardino, CA (January 22, 2019) On the night of January 21st, a 53-year-old bicyclist named Dereck Alexander died when a vehicle struck him on Sterling Avenue. According to the reports, the accident happened at approximately 8:33 p.m. and officials pronounced Alexander dead at 8:36 p.m. when they arrived at the scene to help.
As of now, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and the Highland Station Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating this accident to determine causation and liability.
We are deeply saddened that Dereck Alexander lost his life in this bike accident. We send our sincerest condolences to his family as they begin the grieving process.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Recent studies show that 80 percent of bicycle accidents happen in daylight, as was the case for this accident. Most of these accidents are caused by driver’s error, which includes speeding and driving distracted. When drivers are driving above the speed limit and a bicyclist suddenly crosses their path, it’s difficult for the driver to brake fast enough before striking them. When drivers are distracted by their cell phones and more, they’re not fully focused on their surroundings, which makes it easier for them to strike an oncoming cyclist.
The police are currently investigating this accident to determine who had the right of way and if the driver will be held liable for this accident. Once they finish their investigation, Alexander’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney.
At Brady Law Group, we have helped countless families who have lost loved ones in bicycle accidents obtain winning verdicts. We don’t stop fighting until we successfully prove our clients’ negligent claims. 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.