Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Crash on Stockdale Highway
DATE OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, May 30th
May 31, 2018– According to KGET News, a bicyclist was seriously injured following a collision last night at Stockdale Highway and Rio Bravo Drive.
Bakersfield police officials responded to the crash which transpired at roughly 9:00 p.m.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the cyclist had been crossing the intersection headed northbound on Rio Bravo Drive before being struck by a truck traveling eastbound on Stockdale Highway.
The victim who has not been identified by name or gender suffered major injuries and was rushed to a hospital and last said to have been in critical condition.
At this time, authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved and or if speed was a contributing factor.
Following the wreck, a stretch of Stockdale Highway experienced significant traffic delays between Ashe Road and Rio Bravo, per the Kern Golden Empire.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim, their friends, and family while we wish for a full and steady recovery.
Bakersfield Bicycle Accident Attorney
Based on this news report, it appears that there are many unanswered questions in regards to what exactly transpired leading up to the collision. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? Was the bicyclist riding in a bike lane? Was the bicyclist riding in the middle of the road? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here to help figure out liability.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the injured victim may be entitled to personal injury lawsuit against the driver pending the results of the investigation. If the driver is found responsible, the injured victim may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident and are looking for answers on what steps to take, contact our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and let us assist you and your family in a time of need.
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