BUENA PARK, California — Jeremy Kidder, 20, of Buena Park, was identified as the bicyclist who was struck and killed by a gray Chevy SUV near the crosswalk at the La Palma and Knott avenues, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.
About 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, Kidder was critically injured and transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he later died of his injuries sustained in the bicycle accident, the report said.
Additionally, the crash also injured the 41-year-old driver who was taken to West Anaheim Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries due to the collision.
There were several witnesses to the bicycle crash, but their recollections of what happened conflict, the Orange County Register reported. The Buena Park Police Department is investigating the bicycle accident are trying to determine whether the bicyclist or the driver were at fault for the crash. Witnesses are asked to call the Buena Park Police Department’s traffic officers at 714-562-3940.
“Police will need to take measurements, examine evidence such as the vehicles involved in the crash and interview witnesses in an effort to determine fault in this case,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “The family of this young man may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit if it is determined the driver was at fault.”
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