[Oxnard, CA] – Eliseo Ramirez Killed in Bicycle Accident on Rice Road
Eliseo Ramirez Deadly Bicycle Crash on Rice Road
Friday, February 5, 2021 – Eliseo Ramirez, age 73, was killed on Tuesday morning at around 8:15 A.M. Moreover, the man from Oxnard was killed in a tragic bicycle accident on Rice Road.
Initially, police responded to the crash scene south of East Fifth Street.
Allegedly, an Oxnard woman, age 46, was driving a 1999 black Dodge Ram in the left lane.
Simultaneously, Mr. Ramirez was riding a Schwinn bicycle along the right shoulder of Rice Avenue.
Unfortunately, the bicycle crossed into the path of the Dodge Ram. Then, the two vehicles crashed head-on.
Furthermore, despite lifesaving measures, authorities pronounced Mr. Ramirez dead at the scene.
Afterward, the black truck was impounded for evidence collection. However, police did not arrest the involved driver.
In the aftermath, officials partially blocked the road until 10:12 a.m. while they investigated the incident.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
Both bicyclists, as well as drivers, should pay close attention to those around them. Likewise, they should always try to keep a considerable distance from one another.
Subsequently, this a good precaution at any time that harms is near. Especially when lives are at stake.
A Few Ways to Avoid Deadly Crashes while Biking
In the past few years, biking has become increasingly more popular. Also, biking gives the heart and lungs a hefty workout, minimizing the risk of heart disease.
Not only that, but it can trim, and tone muscles, manage weight, relieve stress and the activity itself is environmentally friendly.
According to reports from C.D.C. There are about 500,000 people, about half the population of South Dakota, who are treated in emergency rooms due to Biking accidents every year.
Unbelievably, a shocking 7-800 people are killed each year in bicycle accidents. Hopefully, the following tips and advice will help you avoid a fatal crash when you are out there biking.
- Never bike into a road or street without stopping first. Look left, then right, then look left a second time as cars coming from the left are on your side of the road, and so closer to you.
- Check behind you before turning left or changing lanes and always signal. This involves practice. To practice go to a quiet area with minimal traffic.
- Wear your helmet. This may save your life. 7-800 people die from bicycle crashes, mostly from head injuries. Many others suffer permanent brain damage. Check your helmet regularly for wear and tear, replace it if you have been in an accident or after 6 years.
- Obey the rules of the road. Ride with traffic (on the right in the US). Always stop at the stop signs and red lights, even if the ‘coast is clear’.
- Always bike in single file, do not ‘blindly follow the leader’.
- Watch for left turning traffic. Often oncoming cars will misjudge the speed of a cyclist and turn left right into them. Be aware of oncoming traffic and look for signs that they will be turning left.
- Watch for right turning traffic. Be ready to break if a car passes you then slows, as this can be a sign that they are about to turn right into your path of travel. This may also be a sign that they are yielding to an oncoming car that is turning left. Always be cautious when passing a car that just passed you.
- Use a headlight when biking at night. Never assume the motorist can see you.
- Ensure your bike has reflectors both front and back, also reflectors on side wheels and pedals.
- Get off your bike and walk if you are overtired, or in very windy weather, as you may wobble and be in danger.
- Wear reflective clothing. It is not advisable to bike in sandals or barefoot, wear comfortable shoes, or invest in special biking shoes.
To the family and friends of Eliseo Ramirez, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.