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Joey Paquet, 35, Killed in Hwy 101, Oxnard Blvd Crash while Cycling

Oxnard, CA – According to KEYT, on Sunday night, April 21, 2024, at the Oxnard Boulevard off-ramp on Highway 101, a collision with a car ended the life of 35-year-old cyclist Joey Paquet of North Hollywood.

According to Oxnard PD reports, the collision occurred when the driver, making a right turn from the 101 off-ramp, collided with Paquet, who was riding southbound in the northbound lane. The driver involved stayed at the scene to help Paquet and cooperated with authorities when they arrived. Despite immediate response and efforts, Paquet succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Investigators from OPD have indicated that they do not believe speed, alcohol, or drugs played a role in the collision. However, the investigation remains ongoing as authorities work to understand the circumstances fully.

Duty of Care Toward Cyclists and Pedestrians

Cyclists and pedestrians are owed a “duty of care” from drivers no matter where they meet. Motorists are legally obligated to monitor the roads ahead, and all mirrors and blind spots, for any rider who may be nearby. Drivers must hit the brakes to avoid any chance of a collision. This legal responsibility stems from the fact that cyclists and pedestrians travel with less protection alongside heavier and faster cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Drivers must also stop once a collision has occurred to get medical attention for a cyclist or pedestrian as fast as possible. Remaining on the scene, turning on hazard lights, and blocking off traffic also reduce the chances of the victim being struck by approaching motorists who may not be able to see an injured cyclist down in the street.

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