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Escondido, CA (March 14, 2020) – A man who was killed in a bicycle crash in Escondido last week has been identified by authorities. The crash originally happened on Friday, March 6th in Escondido.
According to reports, 21-year-old Joseph Edwin Palacios was riding his bicycle northbound on Cedar Street when he attempted to make a turn onto East Grand Avenue. As Palacios was turning, his bicycle was hit by a Dodge Grand Caravan that was traveling eastbound. The driver of the Caravan was identified as a 39-year-old man from Escondido.
Responding officials pronounced Palacios dead at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene following the incident. There is no word on whether any charges are expected.
An investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Each year, there are thousands of fatal traffic accidents in California. While many fatal accidents involve vehicles, other types of fatal crashes can and do occur frequently. Bicycle crashes are among the most dangerous types of traffic accidents that we see in our state as they often result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries to their victims.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a California bicycle crash, it is important to seek legal help right away. Only a skilled and experienced California bicycle accident attorney can walk you through the legal process and help ensure that your rights are protected. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to several types of compensation for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, you may have a claim under California’s wrongful death statute.
At The May Firm, our attorneys have experience handling all types of California personal injury cases. We are there for you during your time of greatest need. For a free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us at (844) 629-3476.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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