Bicyclist Injured in Bakersfield Crash at Monterey and Haley Tuesday
BAKERSFIELD (July 24, 2018) – A bicyclist was injured after a traffic collision in the area of Monterey and Haley streets late Tuesday night, according to 23 ABC News.
The accident took place at approximately 10:15 p.m.
As per the article, Bakersfield police said for an unknown reason a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Monterey and Haley streets.
Bicycle Rider Hit by Car in Bakersfield, July 24
The rider was thrown from the bike after being hit by the car. Bakersfield Fire Department officials along the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the cyclist who reportedly sustained minor injuries upon impact.
The name and condition of the patient at this time remained unknown. It was not specified in the report whether the victim was treated at the crash site or was hospitalized for further aid.
Meanwhile, police did not indicate whether or not the driver involved stopped following the wreck. The intersection was blocked as authorities gathered evidence and information to determine what exactly caused the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the collision. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did the driver involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist has caused the crash and neglected the safety of others on the road, the bicycle rider may be entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a bicycle accident and you are seeking answers, contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyer a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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