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Bicyclist Killed in Crash at Highway 32 and Meridian Road in Chico

1 Killed in Chico Bicycle Accident at Highway 32 and Meridian Road

Chico, California (June 21, 2020) – A bicyclist was killed in a traffic collision on Saturday morning in Chico, according to police.

At about 9:42 a.m., on June 20, the California Highway Patrol responded to the deadly crash at Highway 32 and Meridian Road.

As per the officials’ report, the cyclist was traveling northbound on Meridian Road, approaching the intersection at Highway 32 when, for unknown reasons, it collided with a 2003 Dodge pickup truck that was traveling westbound on Highway 32 towards the same intersection.

The bicyclist allegedly didn’t stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection where it collided with the Dodge pickup truck. The Dodge was unable to avoid hitting the bicyclist, according to the authorities.

Sadly, the bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Highway 32 and Meridian Road were closed following the accident, and as of noon, they were reopened.

It was not clear if intoxication was a factor in the mishap.

The crash remains under investigation.

“Far too many bicycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident. 

What to Do At the Accident Scene 

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others. 

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic. 

  1. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt. 

  1. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report. 

  1. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists. 

  1. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information. 

  1. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area. 

  1. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police. 

  1. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.   

After leaving the accident scene, 

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. 

  1. Get a copy of the accident report from the police. 

  1. Get a property damage valuation. 

  1. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment. 

  1. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights. 

  1. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages. 


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