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Truck and Bike Accident Claims Life of Cyclist Woman on Admiral Kalbfus Road in Newport, Rhode Island

NEWPORT, R.I. – Before 8 a.m. on Wednesday on Admiral Kalbfus Road, a bucket truck was executing a left turn onto Hillside Avenue and struck a cyclist as she was passing by on her electric bicycle.

The cyclist was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

No other details are currently available.

Thoughts on Turning Bucket Truck that Killed Cyclist

Pedalcyclist deaths on the roadways are on the rise. In 2021, 966 pedalcyclists were killed in traffic crashes compared to 738 in 2017 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Even though bicyclists are considered motorists, they are at a disadvantage compared to other vehicles on the road because of their size and weight and are more susceptible to injury due to their lack of protection.

Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to be vigilant on the roadways and to be aware of their surroundings at all times since their size is no match for other motorists. This means driving without distractions, not speeding, and obeying road signs. When truckers fail to do this, and their negligent actions cause serious injuries or death, they need to be held accountable.

Trained professionals must investigate this accident to determine all wrongdoers and help hold them accountable. May all the facts come out soon and the victim’s family receive the justice they deserve for their pain and suffering.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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