Bicyclist Joe Shami Hit by Car in Lafayette Accident
LAFAYETTE, CA (April 14, 2021) – Tuesday morning, Joe Shami, 86, sustained injuries in a bicycle crash on Pleasant Hill Road near Olympic Boulevard.
According to Lafayette Police, the collision between a vehicle and a bicyclist happened at around 7:18 a.m.
Moreover, it occurred on Pleasant Hill Road in the area of the Olympic Boulevard roundabout.
Furthermore, the crash closed the road, and traffic was diverted around the area.
Authorities asked everyone to avoid the area and to find alternate routes.
Apparently, the driver who struck the bicyclist cooperated with officers, and is participating in the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Later reports revealed that the deceased was Joe Shami, an avid bicyclist well known and loved in the community.
The 86-year-old bicyclist still rode hundreds of miles a week. Indeed, he also advocated for sharing the road.
Friends of Mr. Shami said he was known for riding up Mount Diablo on his bike weekly over the past decade.
A friend of the bicyclist, Alan Kalin, said, “I would ask everyone whether you drive or ride a bike or walk, the next time you go up Mt. Diablo and you see a bike turnout, remember Joe Shami.”
We at Sweet Lawyers send our heartfelt condolences to those mourning the death of Joe Shami.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Each year, around 20-50 million motorists and bicyclists are injured or become disabled due to a crash. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case your family is irrevocably impacted by a crash. The most valuable step you can take in response to a fatal bicycle accident an attorney.
“A common misconception is that wrongful death lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to give families some sense of closure,” says attorney Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
Call the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and the experienced professional legal team dealt with many cases such as this one, and know the physical and emotional toll they take. Ultimately, our team will deal with the nitty gritty to get you the justice and compensation that your family deserves. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.