“Bicycle vs. Truck Fatality”
CHICO, CALIFORNIA (July 24, 2017) – 31-year-old John Sompanit was involved in a fatal collision near Cohasset Road and Thorntree Drive near the Chico Municipal Airport Friday afternoon, according to Chico police officials. (map)
The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. near Cohasset Road and Thorntree Drive. Sompanit was riding near the Cohasset Road and Thorntree Drive area, when the driver of a pickup truck traveling northbound collided into the Sompanit, according to Lt. Billy Aldridge.
Motorists came to the aid of Sompanit as they pulled him from underneath the pickup truck and performed CPR until Rescue crews arrived. Sompanit was transported to Enloe Medical Center whee he later succumbed to his injuries.
The pickup sustained front end damage. It is unclear which way Sompanit was traveling. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and liability of the collision.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends OF Mr. Sompanit 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.”