San Francisco news reports that the police department's major accident division has found a truck driver to be at fault in the accident earlier this month that killed a bicyclist. According to reports Amelie Le Moullac was riding her bike at Sixth and Folsom streets when the big rig took a right turn and struck her. A surveillance video recovered by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition revealed critical information concerning this incident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to consult with a top San Francisco bike injury attorney right away.
Footage recovered reveals that the driver took a right turn from an "improper position" in violation of California Vehicle Code. It is unknown whether District Attorney George Gascon will bring criminal charges. Further, a representative of the family has stated that the family has not yet determined whether it will file a civil lawsuit.
Potential civil causes of action could include claims for wrongful death and negligence against the truck driver and the trucking company. Wrongful death lawsuits are similar to personal injury claims but are brought by the surviving family members of a loved one killed as the result of another's negligence of recklessness. If the truck driver or the trucking company was found liable for the accident in a civil lawsuit, it is likely that they would be required to pay a significant amount of money in damages and compensation to the family.
For more information about personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, or if you or a loved one has been in an accident, please contact the top San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.