Bicyclist Badly Injured in Accident on San Pablo Dam Road
LOCATION: Contra Costa County
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, December 29th
December 31, 2018 – A bicyclist was hospitalized following a traffic collision on San Pablo Dam Road near the census-designated place El Sobrante, according to SF Gate.
The accident happened at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Primary reports indicated a man was riding a bicycle in the 6500 block of San Pablo Dam Road when, for reasons still under investigation, he was struck by a vehicle of unspecified built and type.
The collision resulted in serious injuries to the cyclist, whose name remained unknown at this time. Responding paramedics reportedly rushed the victim to a hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, no information was immediately disclosed on the driver who struck the bicyclist.
The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly what happened here and why.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of both the bicycle and the other vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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