“Bicycle vs. Vehicle Fatality”
FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA (MAY 30, 2017) – 59-year-old Paul Burke was involved in a deadly bicycle collision on Old Highway 395 near Pala Mesa Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol. (map)
The crash occurred approximately after 3:00 p.m. Witnesses saw a 2002 Ford Explorer, traveling northbound on old Highway 395 veer off the road and collide with Burke who was riding his bike, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt.
Burke was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Explorer, later identified as 19-year-old Sulem Areli Garcia, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Garcia was later arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.