Bicyclist Jonathan Kaplan Killed in Traffic Collision on State Route 25 South of Cienega Road in Paicines

Bicyclist Jonathan Kaplan Killed in Traffic Collision on State Route 25 South of Cienega Road in Paicines

ON February 27, 2018

Cupertino bicyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle in San Benito County

According to a local news article from CupertinoToday, 65-year-old Jonathan Kaplan was riding his bicycle along State Route 25 south of Cienega Road before he was struck and killed by a Toyota vehicle from the rear on Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. at the reported intersection when CHP authorities responded to a report of a bicycle-vehicle collision.

Upon initial investigation, authorities determined that the victim was riding his bicycle “directly in front” of a Toyota traveling at an unsafe speed.

As a result, the Toyota crashed into the rear of the bicycle, throwing Kaplan off of his bike, according to the report.

As a result, the bicyclist identified as 65-year-old Jonathan Kaplan was pronounced dead.  Furthermore, it was reported that the 40-year-old driver in the Toyota suffered a minor injury, whereas three occupants inside the vehicle were not injured.

The driver was not arrested at the scene, the article mentioned.

Unfortunately, even if you are the safest and most cautious cyclist in the world, it is still possible to be injured because of a car, truck or motorcycle driver who is not paying close enough attention.  Our hearts sink upon hearing news of this accident and will keep the victim in our hearts and prayers.  

One of our founding principles is to make it possible for everyone in the Central Coast region to access high quality legal representation, and we will do everything in our power to help ensure that you receive a fair settlement.  If you or a loved one is ever injured while on a bicycle, contact a San Luis Obispo bicycle accident lawyer at The May Firm today.  You can also feel free to give us a call at 1-(866) 619-6685.