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Bicyclist Jose Valladolid Ramirez, 36, Killed in Crash with DUI Suspect on Fruitridge Rd in New Brighton, Sacramento

Sacramento, CA — A suspected DUI accident claimed the life of a 36-year-old bicyclist Jose Valladolid Ramirez on Monday night, June 10, 2024, in an industrial part of south Sacramento, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Emergency responders were dispatched around 10:30 PM to Fruitridge Road, just west of 88th Street in the New Brighton section of Sacramento, where the cyclist was struck. When the Sacramento Fire Department arrived, they found the victim unresponsive in the roadway. Despite their efforts, the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an update provided Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Officer Anthony Gamble disclosed that officers had determined the motorist involved in the accident was driving under the influence. The driver, who was also injured, was hospitalized. Officer Gamble stated that the driver is expected to be booked for drug possession and driving under the influence once medically cleared.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Wrongful Death Claims

Whether or not a crash results in criminal charges for one of those involved, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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