Eric Konz Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle Near the Intersection of Etiwanda and Whittram Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (June 8, 2020) – Early on Monday morning, Eric John Konz died after a vehicle struck him as he rode his bike near Etiwanda Avenue and Whittram Avenue.
The deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the incident at 2:25 a.m. on June 8.
Subsequently, Eric Konz, 61, was discovered at the scene, and responders immediately pronounced him dead on site.
Moreover, it is unknown whether the driver who hit Mr. Konz remained at the scene of the accident.\
According to the press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the incident.
We at Sweet Lawyers send our utmost sympathies to the family and friends of Eric John Konz.
The Deadly Cycle of Bicycle Accidents
According to Association of Safe International Road Travel, more than half of all road traffic deaths occur among vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
Indeed, Mr. Konz’s death is a extremely unfortunate, but extremely common.
Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
Even more so, deadly accidents involving automobiles are considered a public health crisis.
How Eric Konz’s Family May Proceed
The family of Eric Konz should be made aware that they may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A wrongful death claim is a civil action brought forth by relatives of a victim whose death is caused by the negligence of another party.
Furthermore, these lawsuits, while necessary, may be overwhelming for those that are in the process of grieving.
This is why hiring the right legal representation can not only give families the space to heal, but also improve the outcome of the case.
A lawyer will exhaust every avenue to ensure your family gets the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.
If you’ve lost someone you love in a similar incident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Our accident lawyers are vastly experienced in bicycle accidents and more. Our attorneys will guide you every step of the way. We are here to make sure that you receive the justice and compensation your family deserves. Allow us to handle the legalities while you focus on healing from your loss. Moreover, our firm values your trust. This is why we do not require any silly “retainer” fees. To schedule a free consultation, call today at (800) 674 7852 and speak to an experienced legal professional.