At about 2 a.m. on Friday, July 6th, a private security officer discovered the body of 18-year-old cyclist Angel Bojorquez on the side of the road in Rancho Santa Fe. Found in the brush bordering the shoulder of Via de la Valle south of Paseo Delicias, his mangled bicycle nearby, Bojorquez is believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.
“A hit-and-run accident can be devastating for the family of the victim, as there is no driver to hold accountable for their loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of 9 bicyclists and injured another 991 in San Diego County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 185 people were killed and 20,260 were injured in hit-and-run accidents that occurred in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Angel Bojorquez, the cyclist who was killed in the hit-and-run accident.
U-T San Diego originally reported this fatal accident.
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