Escondido, CA – UPDATE: Cyclist Joseph Palacios Killed on Grand AveSan Diego Legal News
Escondido, CA (March 16, 2020) – The 21-year-old cyclist who was killed in a fatal car accident in Escondido, California has been identified by authorities. Joseph Palacios was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Friday, March 6th. The crash occurred at the corner of East Grand Avenue and South Cedar Street at around 8 a.m.
Initial reports revealed that Palacios was hit by a Dodge Grand Caravan traveling east on Grand Avenue. The cyclist struck the front passenger side of the minivan. Palacios was pronounced dead before he could be taken to a hospital.
The 38-year-old man driving the Dodge stopped and cooperated with authorities. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Palacios at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Escondido
There were 467,000 people injured in bicycle crashes in 2016. 2 percent of roadway fatalities in 2016 were cyclists. Cycling fatalities have been steadily rising since 2010.
Cyclists have little protecting them from the full impact of a crash when they’re hit by a motor vehicle. For this reason, bicycle riders often suffer life-threatening or fatal injuries following a collision. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified California wrongful death attorney.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.