Diane Ruby Killed in Butte Meadows Bicycle Accident on Humboldt Road


Chico, California (May 27, 2020) – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed the identity of a bicyclist who was killed in a collision on Sunday morning in Butte Meadows.

The fatal bicycle accident happened at about 10 a.m. May 24, on Humboldt Road near Malloy Creek Trail, according to the California Highway Patrol.

63-year-old Diane Ruby of Chico and a second cyclist were riding their bikes in the area when she was hit by a Honda CRV.

Ruby was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to Enloe Medical Center where she died while undergoing treatment.

The driver reportedly slowed to avoid hitting the cyclist but a Ruby lost control and slammed into the SUV.

The authorities ruled out drugs, alcohol and speed as factors in the collision.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  1. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  2. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  3. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  4. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  5. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  6. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  7. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.