Bicycle Crash on Santa Fe Street and K Road Kills Wesley Wentker, Joreill Cabral Arrested
Visalia, CA (July 16, 2020) – On Tuesday, bicyclist Wesley Wentker died after being hit by a vehicle on Santa Fe Street and K Road.
The fatal bicycle crash occurred at around 6:20 p.m in southeast Visalia.
The 63-year-old victim was riding his bicycle on the roadway when a GMC Yukon driven by Joreill Cabral hit him.
As a result, he sustained critical injuries in the crash. Rescuers rushed him to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he died while being treated.
Furthermore, police arrested Cabral on suspicion of DUI.
Authorities temporarily closed Santa Fe Avenue between K Avenue and Walnut Avenue as they investigate the crash.
Please contact the Visalia Police Department at 734-8117 if you have further information about the crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sympathies to the bereaved of Wesley Wentker. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief.
What to Do in Case of Fatal Accidents
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, it is crucial that the family of the victim takes legal action, and files a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most want to deal with is piles of paperwork, inquiries from insurance carriers or defense attorneys, or attempting to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims is too difficult to balance. This is why hiring an experienced lawyer can not only provide you with peace of mind, but also ensure that your rights are respected, and that justice will be served. Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal, while ensuring the victim is vindicated,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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