Ricky Bryant Fatal in Oakland Hit-and-Run Crash
Oakland, CA (July 19, 2023) – Ricky Bryant (62) suffered fatal injuries in an Oakland crash. According to East Bay Times, the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on July 12.
Ricky Bryant, a 62-year-old bicyclist, succumbed to fatal injuries in an Oakland hit-and-run crash in the area of 29th Avenue and International Boulevard.
The Oakland Police Department responded to a fatal Oakland hit-and-run crash involving two vehicles and a cyclist in the area of 29th Avenue and International Boulevard.
Responders took a 62-year-old cyclist, identified as Ricky Bryant, to a hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, Bryant succumbed to fatal injuries.
According to the report, a Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cattleway van collided, causing the Hyundai to strike a cyclist nearby.
This crash caused the cyclist to be ejected from his bicycle onto the pavement.
Moreover, the Hyundai’s driver, an unidentified suspect dressed entirely in black, fled the accident scene before police arrived. The Hyundai’s records revealed that it had been stolen out of Fremont.
Meanwhile, the Chevrolet driver, a 21-year-old from San Jose, did not sustain any injuries and remained at the scene.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision.
Investigations are still ongoing in this situation. Call the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570 if you have any information.
J&M Tip: You can file an injury claim if you are hurt in a car crash brought on by a negligent motorist. You must take into account all potential damages, both monetary and non-monetary, to make sure you receive just compensation.
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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:
- they can keep up with moving traffic
- the lane is dangerously narrow
- making a left turn
- avoid road obstructions
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 Oakland
In this case, the family members of Ricky Bryant can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation 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, Oakland, 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 to get professional advice about your case, give us a call 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 above mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Ricky Bryant.
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