Bicyclist Hit and Injured by Vehicle Near Morena Boulevard and Chicago Street
BAY PARK, San Diego County (August 10, 2018) – A bicyclist was injured in a traffic collision Thursday afternoon on Kane Street, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
As per the article, a 33-year-old cyclist was riding in the alley between Morena Boulevard and Chicago Street when he crossed into the eastbound lane of Kane Street. At the same time, a 2017 GMC Denali heading east on Kane drove into the intersection and struck the bicyclist.
Bicyclist Badly Injured Thursday in Bay Park Accident
The impact resulted in major injuries to the bicyclist, officials said. Medical records indicated the victim was taken to a hospital with severe trauma to his upper body and one of his legs. The identity of the patient was not immediately discussed.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the 36-year-old GMC driver was unharmed in the collision.
At this time, investigators continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
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A forensic examination of the bicycle and the 2017 GMC Denali involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the victim may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases are potentially be entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a bicycle accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced San Diego County personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.