Yesterday I covered the story of the bicyclist who was hit by a car while in the crosswalk. I’m sad to report that the bicyclist has passed away. According to KSL News, the person involved in this fatal bicycle-auto accident was 62-year-old Leroy Martinez. He was hit when he changed his direction in the crosswalk at 1353 West Indiana Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the collision, he was taken to a local hospital in severe trauma but died several hours later. KSL reports that Martinez was “probably at fault.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like there was a witness to this accident except for the driver that struck the cyclist. So, I don’t think we can say we have all the facts including whether he was walking or riding his bike across the street. What we do know is that Martinez was in a crosswalk and he was hit while in the crosswalk. I would recommend that the family at least consult with a Utah personal injury lawyer to investigate what legal remedies they may have in this situation. There very well may be none. My condolences to the family.
Published by: Ron Kramer