CORRALITOS: Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on Varni Road
CORRALITOS, California (October 2, 2014) – A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning at the intersection of Varni and Corralitos roads in Santa Cruz County, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
The bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and thrown into a ditch about 7:35 a.m. CHP officers say the driver fled the scene of the crash, but the car was spotted about a mile away at Amesti Road and Pioneer near the Four Coroners Market in Corralitos. The report did not indicate the extent of the rider’s injuries.
Police are heading up an investigation into the crash to determine liability.
If a hit-and-run driver is not located, an injured bicyclist who has uninsured motorist coverage on their vehicle’s insurance policy may have a potential claim to recover their losses, explains Attorney James Johnson, a Santa Cruz County personal injury attorney.
“I hope this rider has a full recovery and that the driver steps up to take responsibility for what happened today,” said Johnson.
If you have legal questions following a bicycle accident, contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.