Tragic Bicycle Accident in Chula Vista

Last Updated on: 7th February 2022, 09:14 am

Ghost bike placed in honor of David Voigt. Photo by NBC 7.

A cyclist was involved in a fatal accident in Chula Vista on Monday.

Forty-four year old David Voigt was biking home after work from Sweetwater Authority when he was hit by a stolen Nissan Maxima near East J Street and Dennis Avenue.

The Chula Vista police indicate that the driver, Michael Reyes, was under the influence of alcohol. Reyes is being charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, car theft, and possession of methamphetamine. Reyes has previously been convicted of a number of drug related and felony charges.

In memory of David Voigt a ghost bike, a bike painted entirely white, was added to Voigt’s sidewalk shrine. Ghost bikes can be found throughout the nation to memorialize the loss of cyclists and as a reminder to all to drive safely. Voigt was a father of two and a husband. He enjoyed cycling and riding motorcycles in his spare time.

The attorneys and staff at Berman & Riedel would like to extended our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of David Voigt.–248871271.html

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Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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