Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating an early morning crash January 28, 2019, that resulted in the death of a bicyclist. The deceased has been identified as Robert Fristoe, 63, of Savannah, Savannah Morning News is reporting.
Savannah police told WTOC 11 “around 4:40 a.m., officers responded to Oglethorpe Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and discovered the bicyclist suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Memorial where he died as a result of his injuries.”
Savannah Police Department officials told WTOC 11 “a Dodge Ram 2500 was making a left turn at the same time the bicyclist entered the intersection. The truck struck the bicyclist.”
It is unclear whether the driver will be facing charges.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this incident continue to develop, and if the motor vehicle driver is found to be at fault, Robert Fristoe’s family may elect to file civil claims for his wrongful death.
Based upon its experience and success handling cycling and pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect his interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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