Bicyclist Andy Welch Critically Injured in Rialto Hit-and-Run Accident
RIALTO (October 2, 2018) – A bicyclist was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident along Bohnert Avenue on Friday, according to ABC 7 News.
The victim, Andy Welch, has been in a medically induced coma after the tragic incident on September 28.
As per the article, Welch was riding his bicycle west on Bohnert Avenue toward Linden Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle.
Bicycle Rider Hit by Car in Rialto, Sept 28
Welch was left lying on the road with severe injuries. He was immediately taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton where he underwent surgery to repair a rupture to his intestines.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car involved did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. Authorities are gathering more information and evidence to locate the hit-and-run motorist.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to Mr. Andy Welch and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a full recovery.
San Bernardino County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the driver of the car involved will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the critical injuries of the bicycle rider. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision gravely injured another individual.
The family members of Mr. Andy Welch will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by a negligent person, contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced San Bernardino County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186.
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