On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in wrongful death on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

While bicycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to driving, bicyclists are left vulnerable to injuries when vehicles are unable to share the road. A recent accident in Obetz between the driver of a pickup truck and a bicyclist demonstrates how such collisions can be fatal. While police hope that more details will come from the incident, it is possible that the bicyclist has been the victim of wrongful death.

A 42-year-old man used his bike as his only means of transportation and was heading south on Obetz-Reese Road around 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 30. The pickup truck was traveling in the same southbound direction when a collision occurred. While the driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries, the bicyclist died at a local hospital.

According to law enforcement, alcohol may have contributed to the crash. An investigation is pending to disclose further details. Friends honored the bicyclist after his death, and they said he was vigilant about having the proper clothing and equipment when riding his bike on roads.

While the man’s family will be consumed dealing with his death, they should be cognizant of the legal rights associated with wrongful death incidents. Although no lawsuit can bring someone back to life, the court of law may be able to afford appropriate compensation for those affected by a tragic fatal accident.

Source: nbc4i.com, “Bicyclist Dies After Crash With Pick-Up Truck,” L.P. Evans, Dec. 30, 2012