51-Year-Old Professor Adela Santana Mullooly Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Fresno County
Fresno County, CA (October 3, 2022) – Adela Santana Mullooly (51) was identified as the fatality in a head-on crash near Watts Valley and Pitman Hill in Fresno County. According to Your Central Valley, the crash was reported around 10:20 am on Sunday.
Adela Santana Mullooly died at the scene of a fatal head-on crash involving a vehicle near Watts Valley and Pitman Hill in Fresno County.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a report of a fatal head-on crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle near Watts Valley and Pitman Hill in Fresno County.
When they arrived, a female bicyclist was found with fatal injuries on Watts Valley Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have identified the victim as Adela Santana Mullooly.
According to the investigation, Santana Mullooly was on her bicycle in the westbound lane of the road. Then, a vehicle attempting to make a right turn drifted into the westbound lane and struck her head-on.
Santana Mullooly was thrown off her bicycle, causing her to sustain major injuries. The driver then pulled over and cooperated with the authorities.
In a press release, Santana Mullooly was remembered as a bright, enthusiastic, and caring Anthropology professor at the Clovis Community College.
Santana Mullooly is survived by her husband and children.
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More About Bicycle Accident Liability
When it comes to a bicycle accident, all states follow “side-of-the-road” rules. These indicate that bicycles must run on the right-most side of the road or bike lanes. However, they only need to abide by these rules if they run slower than auto traffic. States can have variations of “side-of-the-road” rules, combining them with other laws to protect bicyclists. However, bicyclists can leave the side of the road or bike lane if:
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- the lane is dangerously narrow
- making a left turn
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Bicyclists can still be at risk regardless of their location on the road. They can get into collisions with moving vehicles or even parked ones. In addition to these rules, motor vehicles also have the responsibility to maintain a safe distance from bicyclists. Some bicycle accidents can stem from not having enough distance between the vehicle and the bicycle. In short, bicycles have just as much right to run on the road as any motor vehicle. Liability can depend on various details surrounding the accident. Luckily, a good bicycle accident lawyer can help you sort these out. Learn more about bicycle accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Fresno County
In this case, the family members of Adela Santana Mullooly can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Adela Santana Mullooly.
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