Cyclist’s family sues over fatal crash
July 27, 2014
The family of a San Luis Obispo man who died after crashing his bicycle into a Toyoto Tundra in 2012 is suing the driver of the Tundra and the winery he was working for, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. [Tribune]
On July 28, 2012, Blaine Errea, 42, was riding his bike on state Route 227 south of the Cold Canyon Landfill when a Toyota Tundra driven by George Donati approached going about 45 mph. Both men attempted to avoid the other, but Errea lost control of his bike, collided with Donati and was thrown from his bicycle.
Errea, who was not wearing a helmet, died from his injuries on Aug. 10.
The lawsuit filed by Errea’s wife Victoria Errea and their two minor children, claims Donati’s negligent driving caused the accident and Errea’s death. The complaint lists Donati, Pacific Vineyard and Paragon Vineyard as defendants in the suit. Donati is the general manager the Pacific Vineyard Company.