News: Alleged impaired driver strikes, kills bicyclist in Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver fatally collided with a bicyclist while under the influence of drugs on Pershing Dr near Florida Dr on July 20, 2021, according to CNS.

Adam David Milavetz, 39, rear-ended Laura Shinn, 57, as she was riding in the bike lane around 7:30 a.m. Rescue crews transported Shinn to an area hospital, where she died.

Following the collision, Milavetz allegedly exited his vehicle to dump a bag filled with methamphetamine over a fence.

Authorities recovered the bag and arrested Milavetz. Police searched Milavetz’s car and found methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, and fentanyl.

Milavetz pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated Thursday. He will be sentenced in February to 13 years in prison.

After being hurt in an auto vs. bicycle collision, what you do next can affect your ability to collect financial compensation for your injuries. The first thing you do is to pull over to the side of the road. Then you need to exchange information with the party that hit you. Once that is accomplished, you should contact law enforcement and paramedics. Finally, you should set up a no-obligation consultation with the dedicated San Diego bicycle accident lawyers at HHJ Trial Attorneys to review your case. You can reach us by filling out our contact form or calling 1-888-50-LAWFIRM.

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